Posted by on Thursday, December 21st, 2017 in General

There once was a piglet named Champ, A barrow that was quite a Hamp. Show after show, He won more than you know, And oh how he made quite a stamp.   So his owners desired a boar, To strengthen their herd up some more. A cell line will be, Used for SCNT, To make […]

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Posted by on Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 in General

Over the years there have been critics that claim cloned animals do not contribute to genetic diversity. Let me invite you into our world, where cloned animals do contribute to the gene pool in meaningful and unique ways. Let’s start with the basics. Cloning, is simply making an identical twin, that is born at a […]

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Posted by on Monday, November 20th, 2017 in General

Today, you may hear the term Gene Editing in daily conversation.  There are many applications for Gene Editing including targeted gene modification, gene therapy and eradicating diseases. What is Gene Editing in layman’s terms? Genome editing, or genome editing with engineered nucleases (GEEN) is a type of genetic engineering in which DNA is inserted, deleted […]

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Posted by on Thursday, November 16th, 2017 in General

In the cloning process, we utilize oocytes, or unfertile eggs, from a commercial source. These oocytes are enucleated, meaning the nuclear DNA is removed and discarded. A cell from the genetic donor’s cell line or Genetic Preservation, which contains the nuclear DNA of the genetic donor, will be inserted into the enucleated oocyte to ultimately […]

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Posted by on Monday, November 6th, 2017 in General

The most common breeds of pigs you might see in the US are: Yorkshire Also known as “Large White” White in color with erect ears Most plentiful breed in US and Canada Large breed Developed in Yorkshire England Very durable with lean meat and low back fat American Landrace Medium to large breed White with […]

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