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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
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