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Genetic Vasectomy instead of Surgery

Genetische Vasektomie statt Operation
Transgenic animals with fluorescence markers (here GFP) help to reduce the number of animals required for breeding. In addition, tissue sampling can often be omitted to determine genotypes. This method fulfills two of the 3 R principles: reduction and refinement. (Image: University of Basel, CTM)

The University of Basel's Centre for Transgenic Models (CTM) has developed a genetic engineering approach to breed infertile male mice, eliminating the need for surgical procedures to sterilize them under anesthesia.

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