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Chinese scientists to test vaccines and drugs have created genetically modified mice that are susceptible to coronavirus. About it RIA Novosti said the General Director of the company SinoGene Mi Jidong.
According to him, conventional animals may not be infected with coronavirus. Therefore, for experiments in mice must use cloning and for genome editing “transplant” human gene ACE2. He believes that only with this approach it is possible to objectively judge the effectiveness of the tested vaccines and drugs.
Earlier it was reported that Russian scientists plan to create a laboratory mice to test vaccines against coronavirus. According to Rospotrebnadzora, the main difference of this model from existing in the world was to be her biological security. The researchers expected that the mouse will acquire sensitivity to the virus only after induction in the conditions of a Virology laboratory, potentially exclude risks to work with them in nurseries and non-specialized laboratories during a pandemic.
Video, photo All from Russia.