‘A modern approach to selective breeding’


Closeup of a bull
The technology could be used to improve genetics in beef cattle herds.

Wondering why WSU’s research into gene-edited livestock is so innovative?

The ground-breaking science, its foundations in centuries-old animal husbandry techniques and why it’s a potentially viable option for helping feed a growing global population is explained in a new video produced for the College of Veterinary Medicine by the University Marketing and Communications Video Services unit.

“Surrogate sires is essentially a tech to capitalize on unique genetics, as a way to get both large-scale and world-wide dissemination of what would be deemed are desirable genetics,” said Jon Oatley, director of WSU’s Center for Reproductive Biology.

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