Gene Editing in Domestic Animals

Description:
This special topics SSR webinar will focus on the current state of genetic modifications in agriculture. Especially, how gene editing has been harnessed in reproductive biology to address health and productivity challenges in livestock, with a focus on the poultry, pork, and beef industries. Discussion will highlight both recent successes and outstanding hurdles. Topics will also be held the context of regulatory policies, social appetite, and food security.

Moderator:
Michela Ciccarelli, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT
Assistant Professor
Comparative Theriogenology
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University

Panelists:
Jon M. Oatley, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences
Director, Functional Genomics Initiative
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University

Mike McGrew, PhD
Personal Chair of Avian Reproductive Technologies (ART)
The Roslin Institute
Easter Bush Campus
University of Edinburgh

Serial sampling of epididymal sperm in mice

Mice are the most commonly used animal model for studying human disease. However, in the reproductive biology area, its use has always presented the problem of obtaining in vivo sperm samples. The technique described in this webinar allows the serial extraction of sperm samples, facilitating the use of the mouse as a research tool.

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