Posted by on January 23, 2018 9:45 pm
Categories: Crispr

Scientists Created Low-Fat Pigs By Editing Their Genes With CRISPR: Finding A Happy Medium | TIME

Raising pigs for food is a tricky business—mostly because of their fat, the part that makes bacon so tasty. You can’t plump them up too much, because overly fat pigs are more expensive to raise. Since they’re not as efficient at burning body fat, they require more energy—in the form of heated pens and barns—to keep them warm. Yet too-skinny pigs aren’t able to regulate their body temperature properly and tend to die when temperatures drop. Farmers have to find a way to keep their pigs healthy but plump enough to produce meat.
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Scientists Created Low-Fat Pigs By Editing Their Genes With CRISPR: Finding A Happy Medium | TIME

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