The Roslin Institute
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A world-leading institute for animal research

The Roslin Institute aims to enhance the lives of animals and humans through world class research in animal biology. Our research is organised in the three main programmes below.

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2019 marks 100 years of Animal Genetics at the University of Edinburgh and we are celebrating by highlighting our current research in this area.

Defining how the sequence, regulation and products of genes determine the development and function of body systems throughout life.

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Enhancing the supply and safety of food by providing the knowledge required to detect, treat and prevent animal and zoonotic diseases.

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Improving the yield and quality of animals or their products while improving welfare, efficiency and sustainability.