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Oregon Health Sciences University Researchers Take Steps To Genetically Modify Monkeys For The Research Of Human Disease

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December 24, 1999
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Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University report dramatic progress toward establishing genetically modified, non-human primate models for the study of causes and cures for human disease. Scientists were able to do this by perfecting a technique called TransgenICSI, which has allowed them to introduce new genetic information into the eggs of monkeys.

Portland Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University report dramatic progress toward establishing genetically modified, non-human primate models for the study of causes and cures for human disease. Scientists were able to do this by perfecting a technique called TransgenICSI, which has allowed them to introduce new genetic information into the eggs of monkeys. The research was conducted by Anthony Chan, Ph.D., a staff scientist at OHSU's Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, and colleagues in a lab coordinated by Gerald Schatten, Ph.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology, and cell and developmental biology in the OHSU School of Medicine. Their findings are printed in the latest issue of Molecular Human Reproduction.


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