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The Institute’s long-term research programmes are delivered by four Scientific Divisions. Three Institute Strategic Programmes span the Divisions.

Functional Genetics and Development

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Investigating the mechanisms and control of animal growth and development.

Genetics and Genomics

Scientist in the genomics lab
Understanding complex animal systems and developing improved predictive models.

Infection and Immunity

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Insights into the prevention and treatment of diseases.

Clinical Sciences

Nurses at the Royal (Dick) Vet School of Veterinary Studies
The goal of the Division is to improve the lifelong health and welfare of veterinary and human patients.

Institute Strategic Programmes

Three Institute Strategic Programmes, which are funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, span the Divisions of the Institute.

Roslin response to UK Government consultation on gene editing

These gene edited pigs are resistant to a deadly virus called PRRS
Read our full response to the UK Government's consultation on gene editing.

Roslin Institute contributions towards mitigating the impact of livestock on climate change

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We welcome the UK Government’s commitment to Net Zero as part of a global strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.