Pigs With High Cholesterol (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption This is a transgenic Yucatan minipig harboring a human gene that causes high blood cholesterol and atherosclerosis. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Jan. 2, 2013, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by R.H. Al-Mashhadi at Aarhus University Hospital in Aarhus, Denmark, and colleagues was titled, "Familial Hypercholesterolemia and Atherosclerosis in Cloned Minipigs Created by DNA Transposition of a Human PCSK9 Gain-of-Function Mutant." Credit Jesper Rais, Aarhus University Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.