Genetically modified pigs against Swine Fever

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Researchers from China developed genetically modified pigs to combat Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV).

Researchers from Jilin University, in China, have produced genetically modified pigs that are resistant to Classical Swine Fever Virus (CSFV).

Known as a highly contagious disease among pigs, CSFV causes a lot of destruction such as economic losses and decreased in the production of food. However, the researchers have come up with a great idea of combining CRISPR/Cas9 with RNA interference (RNAi).

This process may help the economy through making the pigs resistant to CSVF and, therefore, cope from the losses. Also, these genetically modified pigs offer numerous benefits as it can limit the rate of diseases among animals and improve the sector of the pig industry.

Source: Hongsheng Ouyang, Science Daily | Photo by Alexas Fotos, Pixabay

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