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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Cole, John B
Acting Research Leader
john.cole@ars.usda.gov
(301) 504-8665
10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG. 005, RM. 306, BARC-WEST
Beltsville MD 20705

Mission:
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.

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

The former AIPL web site (https://aipl.arsusda.gov/) continues to provide detailed information on discovery and development of improved methods for genetic and genomic evaluation of economically important traits of dairy animals (project 8042-31000-101-00-D).


Recent losses

With great sadness, AGIL announces these passings:

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