Going beyond genomics: Applying gene editing to the bovine industry

A new revolution in life science research is ongoing since the discovery of the CRISPR/Cas system. With this technology is now possible to specifically and efficiently manipulate the genome of cultured cells, embryos and animals. The technology has many applications in agriculture including the dairy genetic industry to generate the next generation of elite animals having improved traits. For example, using the CRISPR/Cas technology it is now possible to produce dairy cows of any bloodline having improved traits for health, welfare, production and management. L'Alliance Boviteq Inc. is a world leading company in the field of bovine genetics and reproductive biotechnology, and possesses the best in vitro technologies for bovine embryo production. Introduction of gene editing technologies will help L'Alliance Boviteq Inc. creating the best animals for the Canadian dairy industry.

Rodrigo Camponogara Bohrer
Faculty Supervisor: 
Vilceu Bordignon
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