NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $52 million to launch the Knockout Mouse Project, a comprehensive resource of knockout mutations in the mouse genome, the agency said today.
 
Knockout mice are lines of mice in which specific genes have been completely disrupted. Systematic disruption of each of the 20,000 genes in the mouse genome will allow researchers to determine the role of each gene in normal physiology and development, NIH said.
 

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

23andMe's Anne Wojcicki ponders DNA and what it means to be human in a New York Times essay.

A new estimate places the last universal common ancestor to life on Earth as living 3.9 billion years ago, Inverse reports.

In PNAS this week: retinitis pigmentosa gene therapy, role of microbiome in growth stunting, and more.

Bloomberg reports that researchers and drug companies are modeling anti-obesity treatments after the rare genetic condition essential fructosuria.