Two Locations! Monday 5/20
10:00 am Presentation, 328A Russell
Noon Lunch Seminar, 1300 Longworth
Genome Editing in Food Animals
Genetic improvement has resulted in a significant decrease in the environmental footprint of U.S. animal protein production. These genetic improvements have been enabled by the adoption of technologies such as artificial insemination and genomic selection. Genome editing represents a new technology to introduce useful sustainability traits like disease resistance, climate adaptability, animal welfare, and food quality attributes into U.S. livestock breeding programs. Regulatory policy for genome edited food animals is still being formulated in many countries. In the absence of regulatory harmony, it is possible that some countries will have the ability to use genome editing in food animal breeding programs, whereas others will not.
Speaker: Alison Van Eenennaam, Ph.D., is a Cooperative Extension Specialist in the field of Animal Genomics and Biotechnology in the Department of Animal Science at University of California, Davis. She serves as the USDA NRSP-8 Cattle Genome Coordinator. She has appeared on national media including The Dr Oz Show, NPR, and Science Friday, and she was featured in the 2016 documentary movie “Food Evolution”.
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