Livestock 2.0 – genome editing for fitter, healthier, and more productive farmed animals

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Abstract

The human population is growing, and as a result we need to produce more food whilst reducing the impact of farming on the environment. Selective breeding and genomic selection have had a transformational impact on livestock productivity, and now transgenic and genome-editing technologies offer exciting opportunities for the production of fitter, healthier and more-productive livestock. Here, we review recent progress in the application of genome editing to farmed animal species and discuss the potential impact on our ability to produce food.
Original languageEnglish
JournalGenome Biology
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2018

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