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New videos: Advantages and potential of gene editing

Researchers at The Roslin Institute explain what gene editing is, how it works and the advantages of using this tool.

Researchers at The Roslin Institute evaluate possible applications of genetic engineering and advanced reproductive technologies with the aim of improving livestock health, develop new livestock breeding strategies and innovative solutions in biomedicine.

In this series of videos produced by Sonal Katyal MSc, researchers at The Roslin Institute talk about gene editing.

In the first video, Dr Chris Proudfoot explains what gene editing is all about and how it works.

 

In the second video, Gus McFarlane talks of how humans have been modifying the genetic information of animals for thousands of years, resulting sometimes in undesirable traits, and how gene editing techniques have the potential to do that in a more precise way.

 

In the third video, Professor Bruce Whitelaw tells us about current and future applications of genome editing. This is a powerful tool for preventing diseases as it can be used for instance for producing pigs resistant to diseases and chickens resistant to flu.

 

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