The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs
The Superpowers of Genetically Modified Pigs

Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.

Scientists have engineered swine that pollute less, fend off disease, and produce more meat, but you won’t find them outside experimental farms . . . yet.

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The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
The Breeds of Guard Dogs that Best Protect Livestock: Study
Jim Daley | Mar 12, 2018
Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.
Infographic: Evolving Virulence
Infographic: Evolving Virulence
Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | Sep 30, 2017
Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.
Review: Homeopathy Does Not Help Livestock
Review: Homeopathy Does Not Help Livestock
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 13, 2016
An analysis of 52 homeopathic trials conducted on livestock since 1981 reveals a lack of reproducibility, rigor, and efficacy.
Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm
Superbug Gene Found on Pig Farm
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 7, 2016
Evidence of resistance to a “last-resort” drug for antibiotic-resistant bacteria is discovered among farm animals for the first time.
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung
Tracy Vence | May 25, 2016
Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Jef Akst | May 10, 2016
Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.
GM Calves Move to University
GM Calves Move to University
Kerry Grens | Dec 21, 2015
The first two bulls genetically engineered to lack horns arrived at the University of California, Davis, for breeding.
Slip Me Some Skin
Slip Me Some Skin
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.
Reading Between the Pages
Reading Between the Pages
Molly Sharlach | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers at Trinity College Dublin and the University of York excavate the genetic secrets contained in the DNA of old parchments.