Genome editing is famous for its potential to treat human disease, but lesser known is its potential to increase global food security. UK scientists are leaders in the field of genome edited farm animals. Christine Tait-Burkard examines its potential to improve farm animal health and welfare, while Vesco Paskalev raises some uncomfortable questions about ethics, politics and power.
Christine Tait-Burkard is a Research Fellow at the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh.
Vesco Paskalev is a Lecturer at the School of Law and Politics at the University of Hull