Meet Cosmo, a Bull Calf CRISPR-Designed to Produce 75% Male Offspring – MORE MALES, MORE BEEF

Scientists at the University of California, Davis, have successfully produced a bull calf, named Cosmo, who was genome-edited as an embryo so that he’ll produce more male offspring. The research was presented in a poster today (July 23) at the American Society of Animal Science meeting. Using the genome-editing technology CRISPR, researchers can make targeted cuts to the genome or insert useful genes, which is called a gene knock-in.

  

MORE MALES, MORE BEEF

 

 

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