The genome of swine (of any animal, as a matter of fact) holds what seems to be an endless amount of information – and the future of swine production as well. Therefore, the knowledge we have gained so far about the pig genome could, in theory, be used to improve sustainability and performance in the industry. But how can we accomplish this? In this episode, I talk with Dr. Max Rothschild about his work in understanding the pig genome and the way new technologies can be employed to perform gene editing in pigs and make the industry more profitable and sustainable.
“We need to understand and not be afraid of gene editing. We aren’t introducing anything that the pig doesn’t already have, we are just making it more prevalent.” – Dr. Max Rothschild