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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)

Cavemen bones yield oldest modern human DNA

7,000-year-old bones from 2 young adult male cavemen unearthed in northern Spain have yielded the oldest modern human DNA, LiveScience reports.

"These are the oldest partial genomes from modern human prehistory," researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox, a paleogeneticist at the Spanish National Research Council, told LiveScience.

Photo: Alberto Tapia via livescience.com