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Transgenic pigs expressing bovine growth hormone had lower appetites,
enlarged organs, gastric ulcers, and other health problems.
Sheep growth hormone expression was highly variable in transgenic pigs,
whose bodies had more protein and water and less fat.
Transgenic pigs with elevated levels of growth hormone were
infertile, pre-diabetic, and experienced joint problems.
Transgenic expression of a mouse milk protein impaired mammary
development and function in pigs.
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