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First PRRS-Resistant Pigs Bred

  • 16 Dec 10:22

First PRRS-Resistant Pigs Bred There was big news from Genus this week after it announced that it has produced the first ever pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), in collaboration with the University of Missouri, US. Precise gene editingwas used to breed pigs that do not produce a specific protein necessary for the PRRS virus to spread in the animals. The early stage studies conducted by the University demonstrate these PRRS resistant pigs, when exposed to the virus, do not get sick and continue to gain weight normally. Also in the news this past week, the World Trade Organisation (WTO)announced the amountthatCanadaandMexicocan claim from theUSin retaliatory. Read more...