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This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team of investigators reports on the assembly and analysis of the domestic Duroc pig genome, which identified genes potentially associated with disease and provides a new resource for the study of pigs in both agriculture and medical research. In the study, the sequenced Duroc pig genome was compared with the genomes of other pigs, both wild and domestic, giving insights into the emergence of the animal.

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