MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Chickens are often used in place of humans in jokes and cartoons, and science has found they are helpful models for genetic research as well.
Dr. Shane Burgess, a Basic Sciences associate professor in Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, along with colleagues Drs. Fiona McCarthy and Susan Bridges, received a $1.4 million grant in 2008 from the National Institutes of Health to continue his work annotating the chicken genome. McCarthy is a CVM Basic Sciences assistant research professor, and Bridges is an MSU computer science professor and CVM adjunct professor. Read More