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Chinese scientists create genetically modified low-fat pigs

by Futures Centre, Nov 14
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Chinese scientists have created 12 pigs that have an average of 24% less body fat than the norm for pigs. They did this by using the gene-editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9, which they used to insert a gene that helps animals regulate their body temperature by burning fat – a gene that pigs lack.

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