Scientists Are Having Trouble Keeping Gene-Hacked Creatures Alive

Scientists are using CRISPR technology to develop new model organisms. But actually keeping the gene-hacked critters alive comes with new challenges.

Fantastic Beasts Armed with CRISPR gene-editing technology, scientists are trying to move away from performing experiments on common model organisms, like fruit flies and zebrafish, which have long defined biological research — by crafting new ones at the genetic level. But scientists who are gene hacking new animals for their research are running into logistical problems, according to Nature News — […]

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