Genetic research conducted by scientists at The Pirbright Institute has revealed that goat and sheep genes for specific immune cell receptors are extremely diverse and different compared to other livestock relatives. The findings will help scientists to understand how genetic characteristics can alter an animal’s natural ability to fight infection, and potentially inform the breeding of disease resistant animals.
News from October 2019
Researchers from The Pirbright Institute and several Chinese institutes gathered in Zhengzhou, China between 23 and 25 September 2019 to attend the annual UK-China Centre of Excellence for Research on Avian Diseases (CERAD) conference. The event also included an opening ceremony that welcomed the Henan Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Henan Agricultural University as the newest members of the CERAD network.