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Scientists create gene-edited animals as ’surrogate sires’ to boost food production

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Scientists create gene-edited animals as ’surrogate sires’ to boost food productionLondon – Scientists have created gene-edited pigs, goats and cattle to produce sperm with traits such as disease resistance and higher meat quality in what they say is a step towards genetically enhancing livestock to improve food production. The animals, created for the first time by researchers in the United States and Britain using a gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9, could be used as "surrogate...
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News video: First gene-altered livestock to serve as 'surrogate sires'

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Scientists have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable"surrogate sires”, male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetictraits of donor animals. Researchers say the development could speed up thespread of desirable characteristics in livestock and improve food...

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CRISPR CRISPR Family of DNA sequences found in prokaryotic organisms

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