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
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
China science

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

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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
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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