Labrador dogs gene edited and cloned to prevent inherited hip disease

CRISPR gene editing has been used to try to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs for the first time, in this case a common condition called hip dysplasia

Life 3 August 2022

Two Labrador puppies

The gene-edited, cloned Labrador puppies Gene and Geny

MKbiotech/Chungnam National University

Two Labrador dogs called Gene and Geny have been born in South Korea after CRISPR gene editing was used to correct a mutation linked to a common hip disorder. It is the first time that gene editing has been used to attempt to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs, but it won’t be clear how successful it has been until the dogs are older.

“The study was performed to develop a procedure for getting rid of harmful mutations from pets,” says team member …

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