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  • Pig genome offers insights into the feistiest of farm animals

    A new analysis of pigs, left, and their ancestor-like cousins, the wild boars, reveals much about their evolutionary history, sensory perceptions and similarity to humans.

    A new analysis of pigs, left, and their ancestor-like cousins, the wild boars, reveals much about their evolutionary history, sensory perceptions and similarity to humans.

    Photo on left by L. Brian Stauffer; photo on right by Martien Groenen

    A new analysis of pigs, left, and their ancestor-like cousins, the wild boars, reveals much about their evolutionary history, sensory perceptions and similarity to humans.

    A new analysis of pigs, left, and their ancestor-like cousins, the wild boars, reveals much about their evolutionary history, sensory perceptions and similarity to humans.

    Photo on left by L. Brian Stauffer; photo on right by Martien Groenen

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      A new analysis of pigs, left, and their ancestor-like cousins, the wild boars, reveals much about their evolutionary history, sensory perceptions and similarity to humans.

      Photo on left by L. Brian Stauffer; photo on right by Martien Groenen

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      Lawrence Schook, the vice president for resesarch at the U. of I., is a principal investigator on the study.

      Photo by Don Hamerman

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      Lawrence Schook, the vice president for resesarch at the U. of I., is a principal investigator on the study.

      Photo by Don Hamerman

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