Sperm, transgenic instrument

1999/09/01 Elhuyar Zientzia Iturria: Elhuyar aldizkaria

The first transgenic sperm have recently appeared in the Honolulu laboratory of Ryuzo Yanagimachi.

For this purpose, male burlados-gametes with plant gene are used. For them to become transgenic, Hawaii biologists, after removing the membrane from the sperm, immerse them in the grains of a marker plant gene. The embryos thus obtained are transplanted: 20% of the mice born have a foreign gene.

This method may be more interesting than cloning for transgenic animals. 1.

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