Roslin research to spearhead genetic understanding

June 18, 2020

BY Alexander Kalis

By Pig World

A major new research project is underway at the Roslin Institute, designed to breed elite pigs with a natural resistance to diseases, as well as enhancing other economic traits, using gene-editing technologies and alternative other ways.

This is all being carried out alongside the launch by new Edinburgh-based company, Roslin Technologies, of an initiative to make elite stock available to breeding companies and farmers. A specialist biotechnology company, which has just raised £10 million in new funding to help commercialise accepted research findings, Roslin Technologies is working with the world-renowned Roslin Institute and the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

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