Blueprint for USDA Efforts in Agricultural Animal Genomics 2008-2017
USDA Animal Genomics Strategic Planning Task Force
USDA Animal Genomics Strategic Planning Task Force. 2007. Blueprint for USDA Efforts in Agricultural Animal Genomics 2008–2017. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service and Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Washington, DC.
Following the recommendation of the National Science and Technology Council’s Interagency Working Group on Animal Genomics, a task force was established in January 2006 to develop a blueprint for USDA efforts in agricultural animal genomics. This task force of Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), and university scientists and administrators developed a “Blueprint” for future research, education, and extension efforts in agricultural animal genomics, based on a vast array of stakeholder input. The Blueprint is designed as a pyramid, with “Science to Practice” at the top, supported by fundamental and mission-oriented research in “Discovery Science,” and is based on a solid foundation of “Infrastructure.” The Blueprint will guide activities in this critical area of science over the coming decade.
To read the entire report (pdf; 0.7Mb): USDA Agricultural Animal Genomics 2008-2017