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Genome editing in non-model organisms opens new horizons for comparative physiology

Dickinson, Michael H. and Vosshall, Leslie B. and Dow, Julian A. T. (2020) Genome editing in non-model organisms opens new horizons for comparative physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology, 223 (Suppl 1). p. 1. ISSN 0022-0949. doi:10.1242/jeb.221119.

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For almost 100 years, biologists have made fundamental discoveries using a handful of model organisms that are not representative of the rich diversity found in nature. The advent of CRISPR genome editing now opens up a wide range of new organisms to mechanistic investigation. This increases not only the taxonomic breadth of current research but also the scope of biological problems that are now amenable to study, such as population control of invasive species, management of disease vectors such as mosquitoes, the creation of chimeric animal hosts to grow human organs and even the possibility of resurrecting extinct species such as passenger pigeons and mammoths. Beyond these practical applications, work on non-model organisms enriches our basic understanding of the natural world. This special issue addresses a broad spectrum of biological problems in non-model organisms and highlights the utility of genome editing across levels of complexity from development and physiology to behaviour and evolution.

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Official Citation:Genome editing in non-model organisms opens new horizons for comparative physiology. Michael H. Dickinson, Leslie B. Vosshall, Julian A. T. Dow. Journal of Experimental Biology 2020 223: jeb221119 doi: 10.1242/jeb.221119. Published 7 February 2020
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