Animal research in genetics

IB Psychology: Animal research in genetics

One of the ways that animals are used in genetic research is through selective breeding experiments. This is when animals are bred with the goal of producing a specific phenotype. Modern research using selective breeding often uses transgenic mice – that is, a mouse that has had a single gene changed or removed. In 2007 Mario Capecchi, Oliver Smithies and Martin Evans won the Nobel Prize in Physiology for developing...

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