Scientists Engineer $1,600 Designer ‘Micropigs’

Scientists in Shenzhen who bred small pigs for disease testing are now preparing to sell the designer “micropigs” to consumers for $1,600 each, explaining that the animals will only grow to 30 pounds and that no adverse effects have been detected in this gene-editing process. What do you think?

“You’ve got to be kidding me. How am I supposed to fit a 30-pound pig in my purse?”

Angie Millard • Paper Supplier

“One of modern science’s greatest failings is its inability to engineer an affordable micromammal.”

Hal Hamlin • Frosting Spreader

“I think I have enough slop for a 30-pounder.”

Bernie Park • Papal Historian

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