- Author: Pamela Kan-Rice
Participate in a genome-editing webinar and survey April 17
The health and well-being of animals can be improved with genome-editing technology, but only if people trust and accept the methods.
“A number of breeding methods, including artificial insemination, embryo transfer, crossbreeding and, more recently, genomic selection, have been used to achieve livestock improvements,” said Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. “Now, genome editing promises to complement traditional breeding programs by precisely introducing desirable genetic variations into livestock...
- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
To the tune of Mary Hopkin's iconic 60s hit, Those Were the Days, a team of UC animal scientists ask whether those bygone times people remember nostalgically would be up to the challenge of feeding the world today.
"People have a romantic image of farming in the past," said Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Cooperative Extension specialist in the UC Davis Department of Animal Science. "It may be remembered as bucolic, but there wasn't enough food being produced to cope with world population growth."
Van Eenennaam, an expert in animal genomics and biotechnology, rewrote the song and posed the question, Were those the days?, with historical photos of Americans...