Animal Genetic Engineering

Prof. Bruce Whitelaw's group webpage

Bruce Whitelaw's group is focused on animal genetic engineering. Through evaluating application of genetic engineering and advanced reproductive technologies we aim to improve livestock health, develop new livestock breeding strategies to enhance overall agriculatural productivity, and progress innovative biotech solutions in biomedicine. By altering livestock genomes using precise genome editing technology like CRISPR-Cas9 we tackle costly livestock diseases, devise innovative breeding strategies, address the challenge of increasing protein production in livestock agriculture, investigate how gene drives could be applied in animals and explore opportunities to develop new disease-treatments.

Topics covered in the Whitelaw lab

The Whitelaw group at The Roslin Institute

Current and past lab members

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Our latest activities

Series of videos explaining livestock breeding by means of gene editing.