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Thursday, 15 November 2012 15:04

According to Daily Mail, in the Nature magazine was published an article about the largest in the history of the study of the genome of pigs, according to which, "animal Farm" by George Orwell was true, in the opinion of modern researchers- pigs almost are indistinguishable from humans. In the course of the study, researchers found, that pigs suffer from the same genetic disorders and dysfunctions of the proteins, that have a people with a similar diseases- Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and obesity. The main difference- pigs have a much less taste receptors, than humans, so the pigs can eat food, that for a human is an inedible. In the Nature also was published an article of scientists from the University of Illinois in Urbana, USA and the University of Edinburgh, UK, under the leadership of Lawrence Schook and Alan Archibald, that has been re-decoded genome of domestic swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) and its comparison with the genome of wild boar (Sus scrofa), which live in the forests of Europe and East Asia, the study found, that Asian and European domesticated pigs appeared independently of each other, because the population of wild boars in Europe and Asia were divided about 1 million years ago. THE VIDEO:

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