China: Cloning Pigs On An ‘Industrial Scale’ – ‘Some Of The Animals Are Clones Of Clones. Most Have Been Genetically Modified’

The cloning methods may not be novel – but the application of mass production is

China cloning on an ‘industrial scale’ (BBC News, Jan 14, 2014):

You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.

Feeding time produces a frenzy as the animals strain against the railings around their pens. But this is no ordinary farm.

Run by a fast-growing company called BGI, this facility has become the world’s largest centre for the cloning of pigs.

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