Functional Genomics

Gene-edited livestock ‘surrogate sires’ successfully made fertile

For the first time, a team of scientists led by WSU’s Jon Oatley have created pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as viable “surrogate sires,” male animals that produce sperm carrying only the genetic traits of donor animals.

One of the "surrogate sire" goats on the WSU Pullman campus, photographed in August 2020.