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NIH to fund animal testing centers for genome editing
July 2018
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BETHESDA, Md.—The National Institutes of Health has announced funding for a new program that will establish two large-animal testing centers, one of which will test genome-editing delivery technologies and editors developed by the NIH Somatic Cell Genome Editing program. One center will test the technologies in pigs, and the other in monkeys (specifically rhesus and marmosets). It is expected that the first center will have the capacity to test roughly 250 animals a year as of April 2021, while the second center is expected to test roughly 110 animals per year. The NIH Common Fund Office of Strategic Coordination will provide $2.5 million in fiscal year 2019-2020 and $4.5 million in fiscal years 2021-2023 for this effort. The NIH grant also states that the centers will be expected to “Establish assays and SOPs to evaluate on-target and off-target genome editing in target cells and tissues, including germline cells, in wild-type animals.”

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