‘Gene-editing’ expected to develop disease-resistant breeds

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Scientists have developed a method of creating genetically modified animals that addresses one of the main objections of the anti-GM movement.

The “gene-editing” technique is at least 10 times more efficient than existing GM technology and crucially does not involve the use of antibiotic-resistance genes, which has been heavily criticised by opponents.

The development could accelerate the creation of new breeds of GM animals for food and make it easier for biotechnology companies to win regulatory approval for novel types of livestock.

However, they still face the formidable obstacle of public acceptance of GM animals, which are seen by many as unnecessary and cruel.

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