Gene-Edited Mice Are Helping Coronavirus Research

How CRISPR is being used to make animal models

Scientists used CRISPR to design a mouse for coronavirus testing. Scientists need animal models to test coronavirus vaccines and treatments, but mice are resistant to coronavirus infection. As writer Emily Mullin reports, “Since normal mice can’t be infected with the coronavirus, researchers have had to genetically engineer mice that can. Doing so involves adding a human gene to mice.” Read more about the research below.