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Don’t dismiss gene editing too quickly, FRAME says

There is growing opposition to genetic modification of human embryos but FRAME believes the technology should not be dismissed without careful consideration. “This kind of procedure could have the potential to fix many human health problems, although there are serious ethical concerns to take into account” said Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna. Supporters of genetic [...]

December 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Don’t dismiss gene editing too quickly, FRAME says

Home Office statistics on lab animal use released

A further increase in the use of genetically altered (GA) animals in laboratories flouts EU regulations and is in direct opposition to the UK Government’s pledge to reduce the numbers involved.  If the Government is going to keep its promise it needs to address this question urgently in order to stop the upward trend. FRAME is [...]

July 10th, 2014|News, Press|Comments Off on Home Office statistics on lab animal use released

GM Mice

The use of genetically modified mice is increasing. This study is an investigation of the driving forces behind the rise in numbers of genetically modified (GM) mice in laboratories.  Study of trends in the use of GM mice and their efficacy as a model for human disease. Inquiry into the scope of the areas of research, the [...]

June 26th, 2014|Research|Comments Off on GM Mice

Increasing use of genetically modified mice

There has been an overall decrease in the total number of animals used for scientific procedures in the past 40 years. However, there has been a consistent increase in the breeding and use of genetically modified animals, mostly mice, over the same period. Genetically modified mice (GMM) have become a routine model for researchers in [...]

May 16th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Increasing use of genetically modified mice