Balanced Reporting. Trusted Insights. Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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Gene editing providing hope as hog industry battles PRRS

Researchers in the U.S. and abroad are reporting progress on eliminating Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), an incurable pig disease that costs the American pork industry as much as $660 million per year. However, regulatory hurdles and consumer perceptions are slowing down the commercialization of a possible cure through gene editing.
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Healthy Corners replacing food deserts in D.C.

Wilburt Oliver is a daily customer these days at the Wheeler Market in Washington, D.C. In the past, he had to walk long distances for fresh produce. That was until the market paired with a program called Healthy Corners, providing him and his community a healthy and affordable option to buy groceries.
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