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Fighting climate change with gene editing: Can we slash cows’ methane production?

Preventing ruminant methane from being produced in the first place seems a sensible way to limit its damaging effects ...
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Podcast: Genes from long-lost cows could introduce important diversity into US dairy cattle

Chad Dechow, a geneticist at Pennsylvania State University who studies dairy cows, is explaining how all of America's cows ended ...
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Offspring of gene-edited, hornless dairy bull born healthy, study confirms

This technology has been proposed as an alternative to dehorning, a common management practice performed to protect other cattle and ...
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Viewpoint: FDA plan to regulate gene-edited animals as drugs will thwart US food innovation

In the absence of sensible regulation of the breathtaking genetic variation that exists naturally in our food species, innovation will ...
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Viewpoint: We should stop blaming cows for climate change

The claim that meat production generates more greenhouse gases than the entire transportation sector is demonstrably false, says Frank Mitloehner ...
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Viewpoint: Lab-grown meat isn’t as ‘clean’ as you might think

There are many polarizing false dichotomies around this emerging technology ...
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Some animal species never get cancer. What can we learn from them?

The search for clues has led researchers to study animals who don’t develop cancer at all ...
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Using gene editing to improve animal welfare may quell fear of ‘Franken-animals’

A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science ...
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‘Low-emission’ cows that produce less methane gas take center stage amid growing climate change fears

From low-emission cows to robotic soil management, the farming industry will have to explore new approaches in the wake of ...
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Video: Inside the quest to improve farm animal welfare by tweaking their genes

For nine nerve-racking months beginning in the summer of 2014, Dan Carlson waited for his lab experiments to be born ...
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Engineering more digestible grass could reduce livestock pastures and give us cheaper biofuels

The problem with grass is that it has tough cellular walls that make it difficult to digest. But researchers say ...