Two pig clones for organ transplant experiments survive
Six mini-pig clones were born, but only two of them
survived. Experts believed that these two mini-pig clones will provide new
resources to develop organ transplant experiments in
Two miniature pig clones for organ transplant experiments were born this
week in the Tiajin, China, weighing 0.55 kg and 0.6 kg. Researchers say that
this type of pig, whose internal organs are quite similar to those of human
beings, is used for organ transplant experiments.
Drug administration agencies throughout the world have authorised the
research of this type of pig for diabetes mellitus, heart diseases, hypertension
and other human disease.
China Agricultural University, Tianjin Baodi Agriculture and Technology
Co., Ltd., Tianjin Academy of Agricultural Sciences and Beijing Jipulin Biotech
Company all collaborated on this project.
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