Category Archives: genetic modification

Genetic ‘dial’ to control body size in pigs identified.


Transplants save thousands of lives every year, however, there is an acute shortage of human donors.  This shortage has led to attempts to develop animal organs that can be transplanted into humans or xenotransplantation.  Therefore genetic modification is highly desirable to match organs between different species, particularly where organs are genetically similarly but outmatched in size.  Now, a study from

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