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Scientists create piglet using new GM technique

tech-reviews Updated: Apr 17, 2013 02:01 IST

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Scientists from the laboratory which created Dolly the cloned sheep have now produced a disease-resistant piglet using a new technique which is simpler than cloning, paving way for genetically modified meat.

The piglet called “Pig 26” is the first animal to be created via “gene editing”. It was born four months ago at Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute, where Dolly the cloned sheep was created in 1996.

The new technique, which is faster and more efficient than existing methods, can alleviate major concerns of anti-GM campaigners.