‘A modern approach to selective breeding’

Closeup of a bull.
The technology could be used to improve genetics in beef cattle herds.

Wondering why WSU’s research into gene-edited livestock is so innovative?

The ground-breaking science, its foundations in centuries-old animal husbandry techniques and why it’s a potentially viable option for helping feed a growing global population is explained in a new video produced for the College of Veterinary Medicine by the University Marketing and Communications Video Services unit.

“Surrogate sires is essentially a tech to capitalize on unique genetics, as a way to get both large-scale and world-wide dissemination of what would be deemed are desirable genetics,” said Jon Oatley, director of WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology.

Read more about WSU’s leading role in the “surrogate sires” research and the National Task Force on Gene Editing in Livestock.


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