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Genetic Engineering Has Created Disease Resistant Pigs

Since the 1980’s, pig farmers have been battling a “mysterious swine disease” that costs the industry billions every year. Now, scientists are using gene editing to create virus resistant piglets.
Veterinary Students In Training
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - APRIL 30: Newly born Kunekune piglets in the Galloway building in the small animal hospital at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow on April 30, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland. One of only two veterinary schools in Scotland, University of Glasgow School Of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 1862 by James McCall, it attracts students and researchers from around the world where they train over a 5 year course to become Veterinarians on a broad range of animals large and small. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images