Chinese Scientists Create Low-Fat Pigs With CRISPR

Chinese Scientists Create Low-Fat Pigs With CRISPR
Zheng et al. / PNAS

Here's something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs.

But that's exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques.

In a paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the scientists report that they have created 12 healthy pigs with about 24 percent less body fat than normal pigs.

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