Since the dawn of domestication, humans have shaped animal traits for the benefit of society through selective breeding. From selecting the aesthetic and behavioral characteristics of dogs to improving the efficiency of growth and the quality of meat and milk produced by livestock, the results have had a major impact on the evolution of society. .
At the heart of selective breeding is the creation of unique combinations of genetics through the human intervention of reproductive processes, essentially the engineering of an animal’s genome. Although many positive results have been obtained from this human-animal genomic link, phenotypic gains can be gradual and negative traits are often selected unintentionally.
The modern frontier of the human-animal genomic link is the application of the science of gene editing. At the forefront is the versatile and efficient CRISPR-Cas9 system that capitalizes on the natural machinery of animal cells to modify the genome. Join us to discover how this next-generation tool can create precise genetic enhancements in DNA and how genome editing in animals is likely to impact the future of human society.
Watch this webinar to:
- Discover the impact of humans on the formation of traits in animals via genetic engineering
- Find out how editing can be incorporated into breeding programs
- Find out how to overcome some of the technical and regulatory challenges associated with CRISPR