In the next three to five years you can taste a better Turkey for your Thanksgiving. U.S. Department of Agriculture geneticists are testing genome mapping to create better breed of poultry which will improve yield and quality of the product.

The research is 90% complete and a few years down the line it will allow the farmers to extract DNA samples and produce birds with specific qualities they wish for, like higher immunity, better meat and high fertility.

Genome mapping is the latest and the most efficient breeding method than conventional natural selection method. At present the research is focused on the poultry industry. But, in future it can be used for other livestock breeding also. After this scientific breakthrough the whole livestock breeding will become cheaper and quicker. The research is done using modern technological platform which facilitated simultaneous analysis of short and long DNA in a quicker and cheaper way.