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OAKFIELD, N.Y | Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, N.Y  | Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

OAKFIELD, N.Y.— Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.

A company wants to alter Farm Animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry.

But first, it needs to convince regulators that gene-edited animals are no different than conventionally bred ones. To make the technology appealing and to ease any fears that it may be creating Franken-animals, Recombinetics isn’t starting with productivity.

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