The Odyssey DNA Lab
Aimed at improving animal health and performance by investigating the genetic regulation of traits related to performance, production, behavior, disease, and adaptation.
African Goat Improvement Network (AGIN)
Fish and livestock are critical to communities, livelihoods, nutritional status, and economic development. Globally, the livestock sector employs 1.3 billion people and contributes up to 50% of global agricultural GDP, and animal protein intake by children has been linked to improved cognitive development. By 2025, global meat and animal protein demand is expected to grow by almost 40%. As part of the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, USDA is building collaborative scientific partnerships with over 30 organizations and growing, that will help U.S. and African goat producers enhance goat breeding and productivity.
A not-for-profit entity, where collaborators from multiple esteemed institutions working to prolong the lifespan and healthspan of domestic mammals by studying the mechanisms of aging and create approaches to prevent it together.