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Current Status and Future of Gene Engineering in Livestock

  • 작성자

    Goo Jang
  • 작성일자

    2023-12-21
  • 조회수

    926
Name: Goo Jang ( snujang@snu.ac.kr )
2018-presentProfessor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2018.01 – 2018.09Visiting Scholar, IMBA, Austria
2012-2017Associate Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University
2001-2002Researcher, Tokyo University, Japan.

Current Status and Future of Gene Engineering in Livestock

The application of gene engineering in livestock is necessary for various reasons, such as increasing productivity and producing disease resistance and biomedicine models. Overall, gene engineering provides benefits to the agricultural and research aspects, and humans. In particular, productivity can be increased by producing livestock with enhanced growth and improved feed conversion efficiency. In addition, the application of the disease resistance models prevents the spread of infectious diseases, which reduces the need for treatment, such as the use of antibiotics; consequently, it promotes the overall health of the herd and reduces unexpected economic losses. The application of biomedicine could be a valuable tool for understanding specific livestock diseases and improving human welfare through the development and testing of new vaccines, research on human physiology, such as human metabolism or immune response, and research and development of xenotransplantation models. Gene engineering technology has been evolving, from random, time-consuming, and laborious methods to specific, time-saving, convenient, and stable methods. This paper reviews the overall trend of genetic engineering technologies development and their application for efficient production of genetically engineered livestock, and provides examples of technologies approved by the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for application in humans.


BMB Rep. 2023 Dec 6:6102. Online ahead of print.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38053297/