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Gene-edited pigs show signs of resistance to major viral disease

Norrie Russell, The Roslin Institute gene-edited pigs
Scientists have produced pigs that may be protected from PRRS infection. The University of Edinburgh team have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to the virus.
Previous studies removed entire gene that enables PRRS virus to establish an infection, but new research shows only a portion of that gene needs to be removed.

Scientists have used advanced genetic techniques to produce pigs that are potentially resilient to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS).

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