Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page

Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page
Livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animal resources available from the ISTT web page

There is life beyond mice and rats, there are many additional interesting and useful genetically-modified animal models beyond those made using rodents. Rodents are great animal models for genetic/genomic analyses and for the first preliminary experimental tests. However, larger mammals are more suitable to study most human diseases and to develop therapies and treatments. Likewise, other vertebrates, such as chicken and fish, are also very interesting and useful to develop applications in animal biotechnology. At the International Society for Transgenic Technologies (ISTT) we have an increasing population of members working with all these other non-rodent genetically modified animals. The reference meeting in this area is the Transgenic Animal Research Conference (TARC), organized by ISTT Member James Murray (UC Davis, CA, USA) every two years, in August. The ISTT has had the pleasure to co-sponsor the last three editions of this conference series, in 2009, 2011 and 2013. In addition, in response to an increased interest by new ISTT members, a session devoted to non-rodent transgenic animals has been regularly scheduled in the last TT meetings (i.e. TT2011 and TT2013).

Now, from the ISTT web site, we would like to contribute disseminating and informing about all these other non-rodent transgenic animal models by launching a new web page with a collection of available resources for livestock and other non-rodent genetically modified animals. This page contains links to several academic and private institutions working with non-rodent transgenic animals. The list is not exhaustive and will be progressively updated and expanded with your suggestions and recommendations. Hence, if you are working in this field and your web page is not yet included in this web page, please contact us at webmaster@transtechsociety.org and we will correct, modify or add your suggested information. Thanks in advance for your expected collaboration!.

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