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Gene editing could make beef industry more efficient
1/12/2018
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Alison Van Eenennaam's lab at the University of California at Davis is using CRISPR gene editing to improve beef production. Introducing the SRY gene to the X chromosome of males essentially turns their female offspring into bulls, which grow faster and larger than cows, but those offspring are expected to be sterile and unable to pass on the altered chromosome.

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