Genome of pigs is sequenced

Researchers have been working on it for years. Now the genome of pigs is sequenced, reports Nature. "Agriculture in particular will benefit fast,” says Alan Archibald of the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, UK, one of the paper’s lead authors. But not only agriculture will benefit. Because of the similarities between pig and human anatomy and physiology research in pig models is encouraged. After sequencing the genome, pigs could also serve as a source of organs for humans.

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