Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Roger Beachy Director of NIFA

A Duroc pig, similar to the sow above, was selected by researchers to have its genome sequenced. It is expected that the advance will be of benefit to both pork producers and humans. (Photo: Wikipedia
“Understanding the swine genome will lead to health advancements in the swine population and accelerate the development of vaccinations for pigs,” said ROGER BEACHY, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. “This new insight into the genetic makeup of the swine population can help reduce disease and enable medical advancements in both pigs and humans.” Click here for more,
By LYNDA WADDINGTON 11/2/09 12:05 PM The Iowa Indepenent