Swine models, genomic tools and services to enhance our understanding of human health and diseases

Lab Anim (NY). 2017 Mar 22;46(4):167-172. doi: 10.1038/laban.1215.


The pig is becoming increasingly important as a biomedical model. Given the similarities between pigs and humans, a greater understanding of the underlying biology of human health and diseases may come from the pig rather than from classical rodent models. With an increasing need for swine models, it is essential that the genomic tools, models and services be readily available to the scientific community. Many of these are available through the National Swine Resource and Research Center (NSRRC), a facility funded by the US National Institutes of Health at the University of Missouri. The goal of the NSRRC is to provide high-quality biomedical swine models to the scientific community.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified
  • Cystic Fibrosis / genetics
  • Disease Models, Animal
  • Models, Animal*
  • Neoplasms / genetics
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa / genetics
  • Swine / genetics*