This new pig called “pig 26” has been engineered using a new method called “gene-editing” which scientist claim is precise. The reason? Immunity to African swine fever, a virus which can kill European pigs within 24 hours of infection.
Article “Move over Dolly the sheep, here’s the genetically engineered pig that could bring home the bacon” http://bit.ly/Zaj6oQ
The gene edit was taken from a wild pig that cannot naturally breed with European pigs.
This new gene-editing was “Method of the Year 2011: Gene-editing nucleases” – by Nature Video. More details on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zDkUFzZoQAs
I wonder what happened to Pig 1 to 25?