A team of researchers with the University of Edinburgh's The Roslin Institute have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious disease that kills up to two-thirds of infected animals.
The new pigs carry a version of a gene that is usually found in warthogs and bush pigs, which researchers believe may stop them from becoming ill from the infection.
ASF is a viral disease spread by ticks. Whe
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