Agriculture / Animal Diseases / Genetics / Pigs / Research

First draft of the pig: Researchers sequence swine genome

A global collaborative has produced a first draft of the genome of a domesticated pig, an achievement that will lead to insights in agriculture, medicine, conservation and evolution.

A red-haired Duroc pig from a farm at the University of Illinois will now be among the growing list of domesticated animals that have had their genomes sequenced. Researchers will announce the achievement Monday (2 Nov 2009) at a meeting at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, England.

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