Thursday, September 11, 2008

Chinese researchers successfully clone pigs with swine fever-resistant gene

Three cloned piglets with a generesistant to swine fever virus , a fatal disease for the livestock, have been born in northeast China's Jilin Province, Chinese researchers said.

The piglets, weighing 1,050 grams, 1,100 grams and 550 grams, were born Wednesday afternoon in a pig farm of the Agriculture Department, Jilin University.

Experts said the piglets were the first with the gene against swine fever in the world.

Source: Xinhua

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