Genetics: New tools for improving animal genetics

Cloning, transgenics and genomics all show potential for improving breeding stock and population genetics, as the University of Guelph’s Enviropig is demonstrating


In all livestock species, improvements in many economic traits through the use of reproductive technologies have been a constant for many years. The use of cloning and transgenics are the most recent of these technologies to provide geneticists with additional tools to improve population genetics.

Better Farming - May 2010