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Researchers Succeed in Keeping Disembodied Pig Brains Alive
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2018
The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.
Bats Identified as Source of Pig-Killing Coronavirus in China
Jim Daley | Apr 4, 2018
The virus caused an outbreak that began in Guangdong Province and left nearly 25,000 piglets dead.
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
Staff | Sep 6, 2017
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.
Jumping Genes Inactivated with CRISPR in Pigs
Shawna Williams | Aug 10, 2017
The study could pave the way for transplanting porcine organs to humans without the risk of reigniting endogenous retroviruses.
First Genetic Screen of Pigs Using ENU
Ashley Yeager | Jul 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.
Oysters At Risk
Staff | Jun 30, 2016
Climate change is causing ocean acidification, and shellfish, such as oysters, are bearing the brunt of the shift.
Tanya Lewis | Apr 6, 2016
A donor heart from a genetically modified pig survives for more than 2.5 years inside a baboon’s abdomen.
Pig-to-Pig Transmission of Mosquito-Borne Virus
Jef Akst | Feb 29, 2016
The Japanese encephalitis virus, which typically moves to new hosts via mosquito vectors, can jump directly between pigs, according to a study.
Modified Pigs as Organ Donors?
Karen Zusi | Oct 9, 2015
Researchers have edited more than 60 genes in pig embryos to facilitate organ donations for humans.
Karen Zusi | Oct 2, 2015
Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.