Scientists Decode DNA of Pig

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An international group of scientists announced that they have decoded the DNA of the domestic pig.  Pigs are often used in research due to their similarities to humans.  Decoding their DNA could have a variety of potential uses for both humans and pigs, such as eventually helping develop a vaccine to protect pigs from the H1N1 virus.  Scientists decoded the DNA from a red-haired Duroc pig, one of the five major breeds used in pork production.

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