30 Jun '15, 10pm

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

Scientists take a page from super cows and engineer double-bacon hogs

We’ve had super cows for a long time — hulking dreadnoughts of rippling muscle, created when breeders happened to cross animals lacking the gene to regulate muscle growth. Belgian Blue cattle are famous for double muscling . J Ken Crozier Now scientists have shown that they can reproduce this condition, called double muscling, using simple gene editing, rather than employing a difficult breeding regime. As Nature reports , a team in South Korea has used gene editing techniques to create pigs that produce way more pork than the average hog: These ‘double-muscled’ pigs are made by disrupting, or editing, a single gene — a change that is much less dramatic than those made in conventional genetic modification, in which genes from one species are transplanted into another. As a result, their creators hope that regulators will take a lenient stance towards the pigs — and that th...

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