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An international team of scientists, including researchers at Durham University, have revealed the genetic code of pigs for the first time, providing new insights into their domestication and the movements of early humans.
These comparisons revealed that the immune response genes associated with fighting infection are evolving rapidly. Improved understanding of how these immune response genes have evolved could help combat disease and improve pig health, scientists say.
The comparison of the pig and human genes revealed several examples where the pig gene resembled the form of a human gene associated with disease, such as diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s. These discoveries extend the potential of pigs to shed light on human diseases.
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