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The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead. 

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Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

By The Scientist Staff | September 6, 2017

This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.

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Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs

By Shawna Williams | August 10, 2017

The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.

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First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU

By Ashley Yeager | 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 Tanya Lewis | 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 Jef Akst | 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 Karen Zusi | 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 Karen Zusi | October 2, 2015

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

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Genome Digest

By Jenny Rood | March 4, 2015

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

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Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers

By Ruth Williams | July 16, 2014

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

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