China makes gene-altered monkeys to study sleep disorder

newscapsule_16_02_19(2)Scientists in China have cloned five monkeys after altering their genes to induce several human diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. The monkeys were born in Shanghai at Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences. It also includes studying disease patterns of including sleep disorders, depression, diabetic mellitus and cancer. The clones will also be used to identify effectiveness of a medicine.

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