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Co-Inventor of tet-inducible response to generate inducible mutations on mice dies

Hermann Bujard, a molecular biologist who was behind the Tet-Off system worked for many years at the ZMBH in Heidelberg. He sadly passed away on the 31st of July at the age of 86. I thought I would post a message to the ISTT Blog, reflecting how important some of his ideas and technical achievements have been for the development of transgenic technologies.

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TT2020 to be a virtual meeting

Published Monday, August 31, 2020
BREAKING NEWS!! For the very first time the upcoming 16th Transgenic Technology Meeting; TT2020 will be held as an online virtual meeting; autumn 2020 REGISTER HERE WHAT TO EXPECT AT VIRTUAL TT2020 The full TT2020 scientific program New* Corona and Lockdown research sessions Scientific sessions with Questions and Answers Panel

The ISTT responds to the ECJ Ruling that CRISPR/Cas9 should be regulated as GMO

Published Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Board of Directors of the International Society for Transgenic Technology (ISTT) has the following comment on the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which requires any that genome-edited organism shall be treated as GMO within the meaning of the European GMO Directive.

The ISTT, a scientific society representing the largest group of experts in the field of genome modification in animals, is surprised and disappointed that the court decided to focus on the method and not the product of genome editing and thus did not follow the recommendation of the court's Advocate General.

CRISPR Gene Editing of Human Embryos

Published Friday, August 4, 2017

In a collaborative effort of USA, South Korean and Chinese laboratories, the authors describe the correction of a mutation in the MYBPC3 gene associated with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, through gene-editing, using CRISPR tools. (Nature article detailing results).

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