CRISPR’d Pigs Could Produce Low-Fat Bacon
by Sarah Buhr, TechCrunch
Posted: 2017-10-24 15:53:03 EST

We truly live in amazing times. Chinese scientists just made skinnier pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 technology. Do you know what this means? Low-fat bacon!

I know, I know, for some, bacon without the fat does not sound that appealing. But for those watching their weight and missing the crispy taste of sizzled pig slices, there’s this brand new development.

The scientists CRISPR’d 12 pigs to give them 24 percent lower body fat than their peers using a special protein known for regulating body temperature and burning fat called UCP1.

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