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In China, pigs are not only cloned but also added a new gene

August 25 2008
07:53

Chinese scientists conducted an experiment in which to light a cloned pig, in the body which contains a gene element of "fish oil". "Additive" in the DNA of the animal allows its body to produce useful fatty acids like Omega-3 "- like a fish.

According to the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of China Pan Denke, the success of the experiment with clone pigs with this gene is important because these studies will subsequently assist in strengthening the cardiovascular system of man.

This experiment began in 2007. "In the coming days is expected birth of several more cloned pigs" - said Pan Denke. Currently, the state of "newborn", weighing 1.15 kg, fair, wrote "Pravda.RU.

Note that the unsaturated fatty acids, Omega-3, contained exclusively in the meat before deep-water fish are used in medicine - they contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

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