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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

CBS Local -- For people who love bacon but hate everything it does to their diet, scientists in China may have created a way to have your pig and eat it too. A team of researchers have genetically altered pigs to carry nearly 24 percent less body fat.

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Using the CRISPR-Cas 9 gene editing technique, the team reportedly modified a group of pigs which gave birth to much leaner piglets. The experiment, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is looking to make pigs less susceptible to the cold. Scientists noted that modern pigs, especially younger ones, lack the ability to deal with colder temperatures and build up unhealthy levels of fat. The researchers added that the change could create a huge savings for the pig farming industry.

Jianguo Zhoa, one of the Chinese scientists leading the research, added that he doubts the taste of the genetically modified pigs would be any different from normal ones.

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Compared to pigs Roger Ailes and Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly is a low-fat pig.

#1 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-10-24 04:34 PM | Reply

#1 I'm pretty sure that Bill O'Reilly is both plump and delicious. But hey, why don't you try some?

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-10-24 04:54 PM | Reply

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everything is better in bacon grease!

#3 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2017-10-24 04:55 PM | Reply

Science has gone too far. *sobs*

#4 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2017-10-24 04:56 PM | Reply

"And the demons came out of the man and entered the swine; and the herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and was drowned."

#5 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-10-24 05:01 PM | Reply

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