pigs
Modified Pigs as Organ Donors?
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.
Gene-Edited Pets
Gene-Edited Pets
Karen Zusi | Oct 2, 2015
Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jenny Rood | Mar 4, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers
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
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
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
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
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Dan Cossins | Dec 7, 2012
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Pigs Raise Blood Pressure
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2012
Residents surrounding strongly smelling hog farms experience higher blood pressure levels as the stench worsens.
MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat
Hannah Waters | Feb 2, 2012
Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.