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02.21.2019

New zebrafish lab gives boost to gene-editing research

By Dave Roepke, Iowa State University Internal Communications

By testing in the transparent embryos of zebrafish, Jeffrey Essner, professor of genetics, development and cell biology, and Maura McGrail, associate professor of genetics, development and cell biology, aim to develop gene-editing strategies for applications to create large-animal models of human disease — and, ultimately, gene therapy treatments for animals and humans.