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First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU

By | July 14, 2017

Using the mutagenic chemical N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea, researchers confirm the role of a gene in a piglet deformity and identify potential models for human diseases. 

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Xenotransplant Record

By | April 6, 2016

A donor heart from a genetically modified pig survives for more than 2.5 years inside a baboon’s abdomen.

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Pig-to-Pig Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Virus

By | February 29, 2016

The Japanese encephalitis virus, which typically moves to new hosts via mosquito vectors, can jump directly between pigs, according to a study.

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Modified Pigs as Organ Donors?

By | October 9, 2015

Researchers have edited more than 60 genes in pig embryos to facilitate organ donations for humans.

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Gene-Edited Pets

By | October 2, 2015

Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.

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Genome Digest

By | March 4, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers

By | July 16, 2014

Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.

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Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules

By | March 31, 2014

Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.

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H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads Between Ferrets

By | May 24, 2013

The virus is able to transmit between the small mammals, but does not appear to spread readily through human-to-human contact.

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Top Genomes of 2012

By | December 20, 2012

What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year

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