Published in Biotech Business Week, October 13th, 2003
These animals, which are called htau transgenic mice, have a segment of human DNA inserted into their genes. As a result, they grow as mice while expressing certain genetic characteristics that resemble Alzheimer disease in humans.
According to Peter Davies, PhD, and Cathy Andorfer, PhD, of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Karen Duff, PhD, of the New York State Nathan S. Kline Research Institute, principal developers of the transgenic mice, "Currently, there are transgenic...
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