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Record number 561086
Title Developments in genetic modification of cattle and implications for regulation, safety and traceability
Author(s) Berg, Jan Pieter van der; Kleter, G.A.; Battaglia, E.; Groenen, M.; Kok, E.J.
Source Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering (2020). - ISSN 2095-7505
DOI https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019306
Department(s) BU Toxicology, Novel Foods & Agro chains Sub A
WIAS
Animal Breeding and Genomics
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2020
Abstract Genetic modification techniques, in particular novel gene editing technologies, hold the yet unfulfilled promise of altering genetic traits in farm animals more efficiently than by crossbreeding, allowing for a more rapid development of new cattle breeds with distinct traits. Gene editing technologies allow for the directed alteration of specific traits and thereby have the potential to enhance, for instance, disease resilience, production yield and the production of desired substances in milk. The potential implications of these technological advancements, which are often combined with animal cloning methods, are discussed both for animal health and for consumer safety, also with consideration of available methods for the detection and identification of the related products in the food supply chain. Finally, an overview is provided of current regulatory approaches in the EU and major countries exporting beef to the EU, for products from animals bred through established practices as well as modern biotechnologies.
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