Session 15. Precision breeding: the role of new technologies in enhancing breeding programmes

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Date: 29 August 2016; 14:00 – 16:00 hours
Chairperson: B. Whitelaw


Theatre Session 15

Editing allelic variation into the porcine genome
B.A. Whitelaw

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

Panel discussion
– 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?