China, Denmark Team Up to Tackle the Pig

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Science  03 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5493, pp. 913-914
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5493.913a

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BEIJING-- China and Denmark have formed a consortium to sequence the pig genome. The project, expected to take several years, is the first to tackle livestock; when completed, it would be the fourth to tackle a mammalian genome, after the human, mouse, and rat. The partners hope that information from the project will benefit pig-breeding industries in both countries as well as basic science and medicine.