Eating their genes?

Many moose hunters are looking for the largest and finest bulls. But does this mean that the best genetic material ends up on the dinner table? And that ‘worse’ genes are inherited by the next generation? NTNU researchers are tackling this issue by studying moose on the island of Vega, where almost all the moose have been radio-tagged since 1992 and scientists have a good overview of the population. With the help of tissue samples and DNA analysis, they will determine which bulls are the most sought after for breeding and thus shape subsequent generations.