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New inherited disease identified in Ayrshire cattle

A research group led by Professor Magnus Andersson at the University of Helsinki has discovered a new inherited disease that causes ptosis, retarded growth, intellectual disability and mortality in Ayrshire calves.  The study was published in BMC genomics journal on 12 October 2014. The disease has proved to be associated with a mutation in UBE3B gene. Of the 129 tested...
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