This Little Piggy…

BGI has created miniature pigs using gene editing that it will soon sell as pets, Nature News reports.

BGI originally created the pigs — by using the gene-editing tool TALENs to turn off certain genes like the growth hormone receptor gene in the already small Bama pig breed — for use as models of human disease.

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A former Synthetic Genomics attorney alleges that the firm discriminated against her and other female employees, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Due to privacy and lab certification questions, the planned giveaway of Orig3n testing kits at a Baltimore Ravens game was suspended.

Alnylam reports positive results from its phase 3 clinical trial of an RNAi-based drug, according to Stat News.

In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.