Nature India | Indigenus

Transgenic cock-a-doodle

First we had the the transgenic mice made using a technique that eliminates the need for hundreds of mice eggs or sacrificing the rodents post-experiment. In short, a deathless technique. Scientists at the National Institute of Immunology at New Delhi made the transgenic animals inserting genes in the testicular germ cells (spermatogonia) of mice through a process called in vivo electroporation or passing mild current for a fraction of a second. The technique would help every biologist generate his own transgenic animals at low cost without the help of specialised labs. 


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