It’s been called “a game changer”, “the technology of the future”, and “revolutionary”. It’s also the subject of a massive and bitter patent dispute that grabbed headlines again this week. Whatever the outcome of the court battle over ownership of CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology, in just under five years it has already changed impossible to possible.
Genes from the wild auroch live on in domestic cattle breeds and we may be able to tease them back out.
Lungworm is not good for cows and is even worse for the cattle industry. Now that the genome of the parasite has been sequenced life may be better for the cow and the rancher.