Session 15. Precision breeding: the role of new technologies in enhancing breeding programmes
Date: 29 August 2016; 14:00 – 16:00 hours
Chairperson: B. Whitelaw
Theatre Session 15
Editing allelic variation into the porcine genome
Potential of promotion of alleles by genome editing in breeding programs
invited J.M. Hickey, G. Gorjanc, M.A. Cleveland, R.K. Varshney, C.B.A. Whitelaw, J.A. Woolliams and J. Jenko
– Is genome editing a game changer?
– Is genome editing GM?
– What are the obstacles for it to be applied on farms?
– What traits should we focus on and why?