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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US News & World Report writes that genetic testing of lung tumors can help identify treatments for patients.

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The New York Times writes about the appearance of mosaicism in healthy people.

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