For Hornless Cows

University of California, Davis, researchers have used gene editing to develop dairy cows that lack horns, Science Friday reports. Holsteins and Jerseys have their horns removed at a young age so they don't harm each other or farm workers. However, Angus cattle are naturally hornless, leading the Davis researchers to try swapping out the Holstein horn gene for the Angus one.

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