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The Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL) discovers and develops improved methods for the genetic and genomic evaluation of economically important traits of dairy animals and small ruminants and conducts fundamental genomics-based research aimed at improving their health and productive efficiency.

AGIL was formed in April 2014 through a merger of the Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory (AIPL) and the Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory (BFGL).

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The Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory is located in Beltsville, MD and is part of the Northeast Area.
The Research Leader is Ransom Baldwin.
Phone: 301-504-8964
Fax: 301-504-8092
BLDG. 306, RM. 217, BARC-EAST
Beltsville, MD 20705