Fact sheet

CRISPR in Livestock and Food Safety: Beyond Genome Editing

Principle Investigator(s):
Hua Yang, Nathan Frazier, Ifigenia Geognaras, and Keith Belk
Colorado State University
Completion Date:
June 2022


The CRISPR-Cas9 system is a novel biotechnology that is currently under diversified development as a gene editing tool for its application in humans, animals, plants, microorganisms, etc. In this fact sheet, we focus on its potential applications as “smart antimicrobials” in livestock for bacterial pathogen control, and rumen and gut microbiome editing to improve food safety and animal health

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