Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Roslin Institute raises PRRS-resistant pigs

The Roslin Institute in Edinburgh, famous for cloning an ewe named Dolly, has used genetic editing to develop pigs that are resistant to Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus.

Others have done similar work by eliminating an entire gene.

The Roslin Institute team removed only part of the gene and say that means there will be fewer side effects.

It will be several years before the research findings make their way to hog-farming operations, the researchers said.