The pigs, developed on the mainland, had 24 per cent less body fat than a regular hog like this one, after 6 months. Photo: Flickr/Eric Kilby
The pigs, developed on the mainland, had 24 per cent less body fat than a regular hog like this one, after 6 months. Photo: Flickr/Eric Kilby
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Beijing scientists have engineered a reduced-fat pig with 24 per cent less body fat

Researchers say the gene editing technique could lead to more efficient pork production, reduced costs for farmers, and healthier pigs

The pigs, developed on the mainland, had 24 per cent less body fat than a regular hog like this one, after 6 months. Photo: Flickr/Eric Kilby
The pigs, developed on the mainland, had 24 per cent less body fat than a regular hog like this one, after 6 months. Photo: Flickr/Eric Kilby
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