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Can you give a brain organoid Alzheimer’s?

Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. Over 50 million people worldwide were living with the disease in 2020, and the numbers are predicted to double every 20… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/can-you-give-a-brain-organoid-alzheimers/

What does it mean to genetically modify an animal

Animals have been selectively bred for genetic changes for centuries, through selective breeding to make cattle fatter, sheep woollier, dogs more docile and so on. But when we… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/what-does-it-mean-to-genetically-modify-an-animal/

Duck gene helps fight flu in chickens

Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks.
Influenza protection can be transferred across species, say scientists who have identified a key gene in ducks. The gene, known as RIG-I, allows the immune system to contain… https://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/duck-gene-helps-fight-flu-in-chickens/

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