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September 15, 2020 - Reuters

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

Scientists create gene-edited animals as 'surrogate sires' to boost food production
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LONDON (Reuters) - 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 sires”, essentially sterile blank slates that could then be transplanted with stem cells that produce the desired sperm, the scientists said.

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