Chinese scientists clone native pigs to curb threat of African swine fever


Xinhua, Editor : Li Yan

via ECNS (China) - 2021-04-02


Chinese scientists have completed a somatic cell cloning experiment, successfully facilitating the births of five pigs native to China, which will help reduce the threat of African swine fever on pig breeding.


The pigs, with black hair and white feet, were cloned by a scientific team in Taicang City in the eastern province of Jiangsu. They are currently in good health.


If an outbreak of African swine fever were to occur at a breeding farm, it would pose a risk to genetic porcine resources, so the biological breeding technologies are necessary to strengthen the protection of such resources, said team researcher Gong Yuqing...