“Being able to fight this disease through advanced genetic technologies will mean healthier animals, more efficient food production and more efficient risk management options for producers,” Stallman said.
Animal genetics company Genus developed PRRSv-resistant pigs in collaboration with the University of Missouri. Using precise gene editing, scientists bred pigs that do not produce a specific protein necessary for the virus to spread in the animals. They are expected to be available to farmers in about five years.
The Pig Site article
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