Scientists at the Institute of Cytology and genetics (ICG) SB RAS plan to take mice that would be susceptible to the new coronavirus. On Tuesday, may 26, reported TASS head of the laboratory of developmental genetics ICG SB RAS, Nariman Batulin.
According to him, these rodents will allow Russian scientists to conduct experiments on them related to learning a new infection. The first batch of mice will be ready by June, and in autumn rodents will be sent to the center “Vector”. “With the help of advanced technology we will be able to “drive” the herd to be able to carry out tests to fall. We hope that by September-October we will be able to provide in our centre “Vector” such animals,” said Batulin.
He added that the experts have already applied for funding for its work in the Russian Foundation for basic research.
The increase in the number of domestic developments and patents for inventions is provided by the national project “Science”, which should be implemented in Russia to 2024. Only its implementation is planned to more than 625 billion rubles. He also suggests the creation of 15 scientific and educational centers of the world level, commissioning research facilities class “magicians” and the formation of an integrated system of training scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel.
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