What is Gene Editing?
Every mom or dad contributes 3 billion letters, for a total of 6 billion to an offspring’s DNA or “book of life”. This book is written with the letters A, G, T and C, arranged in a nearly infinite combination resulting in a beautifully diverse set of outcomes. Gene editing, or how we call it, “precision breeding”, allows us to write optimized prose in an animal to genetically improve it.
Numerous technological advances over the last decade, many of which were invented or refined by the company’s founders and scientific team, make it possible to modify animal genomes more accurately and more efficiently than ever. Recombinetics currently uses tools like TALENs and CRISPR/Cas9, which act as “molecular scissors” to precisely cut into DNA to remove genes and replace optimal genes from the same species. This process is not one of “genetic modification” and the animals produced are not “GM” or “GMO”.
Gene Editing Is Not GMO