William M. Muir

Dr. Muir is Professor of genetics at Purdue University. He is a recipient of the Animal Well-Being Award, American Poultry Science Association, and Merck Research Award for Achievement.  He has served as an advisor to corporations, universities, non-governmental and government agencies with respect to genomics, animal biotechnology, breeding, and animal wellbeing.  Professor Muir has served on the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Counsel on biotechnology; has over 155 publications and edited the book Poultry Genetics, Breeding, and Biotechnology; and has received over $11.5 million in sponsored research from government and industry sources.

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July 11, 2016 in Biology

When the Strong Outbreed the Weak: An Interview with William Muir

Muir’s experiments reveal a tremendous naiveté in the idea that creating a good society is merely a matter of selecting the “best” individuals. A good society requires members working together…
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