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Pedigree & Genetics Symposium Approaches

The much anticipated Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium is rapidly approaching. The event is sponsored by The Blood-Horse magazine, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants LLC, and will be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, on Monday, October 11, 2010.

Speakers for the 2010 Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium include:

  • Alan Porter: Thoroughbred pedigree analysis: theory, history and current developments
  • Dr. James MacLeod: Equine Genome Project
  • Dr. Steven Tammariello: Thoroughbred variability: gamete formation, mutation analysis, and the interaction of genotype and phenotype
  • Gary Falter: Use of information and computer applications for Thoroughbred pedigree analysis
  • Robert Fierro: Biomechanics and the changing phenotype landscape of the modern Thoroughbred
  • Dr. Emmeline Hill: The myostatin gene and its use to optimize decision making in breeding and training Thoroughbreds
  • Dr. Matthew Binns: Breeding theories, their fallacies and follies, and the application of modern genetic and pedigree analysis in Thoroughbreds

Registration for the symposium is $175 and includes attendance to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and networking cocktail hour. The complete schedule and registration for the event is available at www.BloodHorse.com/register.

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