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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.
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.
Jenny Rood | Mar 4, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2014
Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.
Pharma Firms Comply with New Antibiotics Rules
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 31, 2014
Most drug manufacturers agree to follow the Food and Drug Administration’s new labeling guidelines for antibiotics used in farm animals.
H7N9 Bird Flu Spreads Between Ferrets
Kate Yandell | 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.
Top Genomes of 2012
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 20, 2012
What researchers learned as they dug through some of the most interesting genomes sequenced this year