Researchers created world’s first gene-edited Lizard
Published: April 10, 2019
Researchers from the University of Georgia have successfully targeted the pigmentation genes of Anolis sagrei lizards to create four nearly transparent albino offspring. The lizards have been genetically modified using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tool. Researchers were able to microinject CRISPR proteins into multiple immature eggs or oocytes located in the ovaries of 21 Anolis lizards.
Topics: Biology • Biotechnology • Branches of biology • Cas9 • CRISPR • CRISPR gene editing • Emerging technologies • Genetic engineering • Genome editing • Human Nature • Immune system • Life sciences