K-State Researchers Help Map Pig Genome

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Two Kansas State University researchers were part of a successful international effort to map the complete genome of the domestic pig.

The university says in a news release that knowing the complete list of DNA and genes for domestic pigs could eventually help improve the pigs’ health. It also could provide insight into human health, because pigs and humans share similar physiologies.

The Kansas State researchers involved were Yongming Sang, a research assistant professor of anatomy and physiology, and Frank Blecha, associate dean for the College of Veterinary Medicine.