Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (GenHome project “Technological Resort for the advancement of animal genomic research”)
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Received: 3 July 2017
Accepted: 9 May 2018
First Online: 30 May 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Animals were at the end of their productive career and the private owner agreed to yield them to the present research instead of the slaughterhouse with full consciousness about the purpose of the Project. The experimental design was approved by the Animal Ethic Committee of the University of Milan. Animals were transported, euthanized, sacrificed and organs were collected according to the European Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
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