The Coalition for Responsible Gene Editing in Agriculture will provide communication materials and training to those researching, developing and communicating about gene editing in food and agriculture.
The lack of regulatory oversight on fake meat does an injustice to consumers and creates an unfair advantage over conventional production. Also, gene-editing technology should be under USDA instead of FDA.
An outbreak of classical swine fever (hog cholera) has been reported in a remote region of Brazil on Oct. 6. The Brazil agricultural ministry says the discovery will have no impact on hog health or pork exports.
A sample of Duroc boar semen was the one millionth sample of animal germplasm to arrive at USDA-Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Germplasm Collection—a milestone in preserving genetic animal information.
An international team led by scientists describe successfully grafting stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural precursor cells back into the spinal cords of genetically identical adult pigs with no immunosuppression efforts.
State University will host a national center of excellence devoted to understanding the genomic, or molecular, mechanisms that govern important genetic traits in swine such as growth and disease resistance.