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Better breeding- can we paint animal genomics on a wider (ethical) canvas?

Bruce, A

The International Society for Animal Genetics

Edinburgh

Invited speaker

July 26 – 30 2010

Conference Website

Conference Abstracts

Better breeding for what? SABRE’s current animal genomics programme is targeted at characteristics which aim to deliver various ethical ‘goods’ – food safety and quality, animal welfare and reducing adverse environmental impact. These are all valuable in themselves. But if these innovations are viewed against a wider canvas of ethical values and global issues, what happens? What does SABRE’s programme look like when viewed from different framings and different concepts of a desirable future? How can this type of analysis contribute to a wider concept of ethically sustainable breeding programmes?