Swedish researchers from Upsalla University
and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
have sequenced the world's most delicious genome -- that of the pig.
The research is important because, contrary to popular and well-considered opinion, pigs are more than just pre-bacon -- they could also teach us a lot about human and animal disease, and those lessons are sure to be buoyed by a better understanding of their genetic makeup. In related news, yes, this also have implications for sausage, bacon, and all the other many delicious meats that come out of the noble swine.