Cystic fibrosis pig model characterized in Science by Iowa Genetics faculty

As previously discussed during Student Seminar, Shyam Ramachandran elaborated on the development of the cystic fibrosis pig model that will allow better characterization of this disease in model organism.  Last week, Genetics faculty Mike Welsh and Paul McCray published in the journal Science (link to ScienceNow for background) characterizing the pig model noting many similarities with the human disease that have been difficult to recapitulate in an animal

 model.  Some genetics students were recognized in this publication as contributors to this important reserach, including Shyam, Erin Burnight and former Genetics student Jennifer Barlett.  This news has also been covered by the Press-Citizen and Daily Iowan as well as US News and science websites PhysOrg and ScienceDaily.  Congrats to all involved.

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Posted on September 30, 2008, in Publications and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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