OUR CHIMERIC PIGS IN THE NEWS . . .

CNN Health

Scientists use pig embryo to create stem cells
Scientists appear to have broken another barrier in stem cell research by creating a better research model to study human illnesses – a pig – actually 34 pigs. It’s an important advance for research because pigs are much more like humans than other lab animals are. . .

Augusta Chronicle

UGA unveils stem cell discovery
University of Georgia stem cell researchers unveiled a breakthrough discovery Tuesday they believe will help scientists develop new ways of treating diabetes and other human diseases. . .

Athens Banner Herald

UGA unveils stem cell discovery
University of Georgia stem cell researchers unveiled a breakthrough discovery Tuesday they believe will help scientists develop new ways of treating diabetes and other human diseases. . .

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Of 13 handcrafted pigs and the governor’s race
Last week, the University of Georgia unveiled a set of 13 handcrafted pigs. The freshly shampooed creatures represented a 20-year breakthrough in campus research. “A seminal discovery in animal and human biology,” declared Scott Angle, dean of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. Two UGA researchers, Steve Stice and Franklin West, have discovered how to implant and activate pluripotent stem cells — capable of morphing into any kind of organ — into pig embryos. . .

Fox11

Stem cells created from pig embryo: Many different applications may be possible. . .

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