A cloned pig met the public for the first time in Shenzhen Wildlife Park in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, on March 27.

The pig, called "GHR cloning pig," is a miniature version of a real pig, and was cloned by Shenzhen Huada Gene Research Institute (BGI) - a world leading genomics research center based in Shenzhen.

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The park signed a deal with China National GeneBank (CNGB) on Monday to offer strong support to the development of the genetics industry in the country.
CNGB, as the country's first national gene bank, was officially put into use in 2016 and is operated by BGI. It is also the world's fourth national-level gene bank. The other three are in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Credit: Xinhua