Academician Liu Shouren of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) was invited to the Institute of Animal Sciences (IAS) to inspect sheep breeding program on October 19, 2012. JAAS Vice President Zhou Jiannong expressed her gratitude to Prof. Liu and introduced the recent research achievements and updates of IAS. Prof. Cao Shaoxian reported the progress of IAS in the breeding of human lactoferrin transgenic nanny goats and new mutton sheep varieties. Prof. Liu spoke highly of the research of IAS, analyzed the status quo of transgenic animals in China, and proposed effective strategies for the breeding of new mutton sheep varieties. After the meeting, Academician Liu inspected human-α lactoferrin transgenic nanny goats.
In addition, Academician Li Ning of CAE was also invited to IAS on October 28, 2012. Prof. Cao Shaoxian reported the progress of IAS in the breeding of human-α lactoferrin transgenic nanny goats. Academician Li also had a guided tour to the experimental goat yard.