The reproductive technologies program aims to demonstrate new precision breeding technologies and ways they can accelerate the impact of tropical livestock genetics. Researchers are currently focused on two novel approaches.
Technologies and infrastructure for conservation of indigenous African poultry populations
Culturing and biobanking of cell lines from important indigenous poultry breeds
Precision breeding in poultry
Using gene editing tools to introduce beneficial genetic variants into African poultry genomes
Precision breeding in cattle
Using gene editing tools to introduce beneficial genetic variants into African cattle breeds