Rats, the next frontier in genetic models (from MJFF/Nature Medicine)

The rat is the preferred model organism in many fields of biomedicine, such as toxicology testing. But when it comes to disease models, rats have been upstaged by mice, which traditionally were far easier to genetically engineer. This great article from Elie Dolgin of Nature Medicine indicates we may have reached a tipping point. So who will make the first non-SOD1 ALS rat?

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