Scientists map pig genome, could enhance use in meat production, drug testing
Nature.com: Scientists have a new draft sequence of a pig’s genome that may speed progress in meat production, as well as help create more faithful models of human disease. It could perhaps even allow pigs to be engineered to provide organs for transplant into human patients.
 Photo: TJ Tabasco, a domestic Duroc pig born in Illinois in 2001. (Lawrence Schook)

Scientists map pig genome, could enhance use in meat production, drug testing


Nature.com: Scientists have a new draft sequence of a pig’s genome that may speed progress in meat production, as well as help create more faithful models of human disease. It could perhaps even allow pigs to be engineered to provide organs for transplant into human patients.

Photo: TJ Tabasco, a domestic Duroc pig born in Illinois in 2001. (Lawrence Schook)

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    ^^^^
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    "Speed the process of meat production" meaning cause a pig to grow at an artificially fast rate. They’re already being...
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    CF margaret atwood
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    people should just let us clone humans and use them as medical guinea pigs at this point.
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