Genome Editing in Farm Animals

  • Birbal SinghEmail author
  • Gorakh Mal
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
  • Manishi Mukesh


Due to several reasons, animals are preferred for producing recombinant therapeutics. At present, it is possible to synthesize genes, or extract genes of interest, and introduce them into across cell membranes by means of viral vectors, electroporation or mechanically. The newly introduced enzymatic methods of gene modifications are easy, precise, and cheaper and used in human gene therapies, biomedical sciences, and livestock genome manipulation. Gene-edited livestock is poised to become a commercial reality for producing transgenic or model animals.

  • Repertoire of molecular tools allow precise modification of genome at rapid pace and precision

  • Instead of yeasts and animals cells, the animals are preferred for producing recombinant therapeutic proteins

  • Significant improvements are made in modifying genomes by enzyme-catalyzed methods of gene manipulation.


Genome editing Gene modification enzymes Enzyme-catalyzed transgenesis Designer nucleases CRISPR/cas9 ZFNs TALENs RNA-guided genome modification 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birbal Singh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Gorakh Mal
    • 1
  • Sanjeev K. Gautam
    • 2
  • Manishi Mukesh
    • 3
  1. 1.ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Regional StationPalampurIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiotechnologyKurukshetra UniversityKurukshetraIndia
  3. 3.Department of Animal BiotechnologyICAR-National Bureau of Animal Genetic ResourcesKarnalIndia

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