Gene editing and the role of animal studies


EARA has published an article that looks at how gene editing technology has revolutionised the way scientists investigate the cause of disease and reveals the role being played by animal studies.


It is ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology was developed and genome editing in biomedical laboratories across the world has now become commonplace, including the use of animals in the early stages of this research.


Lluis Montoliu, a research scientist at the EARA member CNB-CSIC & CIBERER-ISCIII, in Madrid, Spain, looks at some of the most successful studies and sees a future where this technology could be used not just to prevent disease, but to treat it.


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