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precision engineering for prrsv resistance in pigs

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precision engineering for prrsv resistance in pigs

porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome is an endemic infectious disease of pigs, manifesting differently in pigs of different ages but primarily causing late-term abortions and stillbirths in sows and respiratory disease in piglets.the causative agent of the disease is the positive-strand rna prrs virus (prrsv). prrsv only infects a specific subset of cells of the innate immune system of the monocyte/macrophage lineage.previous research found that the virus needs a specific receptor, cd163...