Funding for this research was provided by:
Food for the 21st Century
Kansas NBAF Transition Fund
Received: 5 July 2018
Accepted: 5 October 2018
First Online: 12 October 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: Alan Mileham is employed by Genus plc, which provided funding for the project. Randall Prather, Kevin D. Wells, Kristin M. Whitworth are inventors on a patent related to the <i>ANPEP</i>-modified pigs. The remaining authors, Vlad Petrovan, Maureen Sheahan, G. Cino-Ozuna, Ying Fang, Richard Hesse, Melissa Samuel, Raymond Rowland declare no competing interests.
: All applicable intuitional guidelines involving animals were preapproved in accordance with the local IACUCs.