Transgenesis and Gene Replacement

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The advent of transgenic and gene replacement technologies has revolutionized the understanding of gene function and regulation. Precisely manipulating the genome of mammals by introducing or deleting genes gives a unique understanding into how these genes functionally integrate into biology in their endogenous setting. The landscape of genetic manipulation is vast, providing seemingly endless variations of basic methods that are easily adapted to determine specific roles of genes in vivo. Here an overview of the most widely used and informative techniques will be discussed mainly in the context of mouse models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Cell Biology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780123944474
ISBN (Print)9780123947963
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Chimera
  • Conditional KO
  • Cre/lox
  • ES cells
  • Gene editing
  • Gene trap
  • Homologous recombination
  • Knockin
  • Knockout
  • Pronuclear injection
  • Transgenic
  • Zygote

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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