Genetic engineering against swine flu

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2021. 03. 17. 11:22
Genetic engineering technologies could help prevent the spread of swine flu in pig farms and also reduce the risk of epidemics, British researchers say. According to scientists at the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh, the technology can also improve the effectiveness of vaccines and create pigs that are resistant to swine flu –, wrote.

Swine flu causes respiratory disorders, fever, loss of appetite and negatively affects productivity. As is well known, in 2009 the disease spread from animals to humans and caused about 1 billion USD in losses to the pig sector – FarmingUK wrote. However, a recent study published by researchers at the Roslin Institute found that new gene engineering tools could complement existing prevention and control strategies. Scientists are of the opinion that genetic engineering technologies could be used to alter the genes in pigs in which the infection tends to develop, as has already been used in the treatment of other porcine diseases. (

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