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Russian researchers are inserting human genes into a one-celled mouse embryo in hopes of developing transgenic animals.

Milk from a mouse?

Researchers at the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, part of the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, are inserting human genes into a one-celled mouse embryo in hopes of developing transgenic animals.

Credit: ITAR-TASS

Mice embryo

Milk from a mouse?

There are about 30 thousand transgenic mice in the vivarium of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics, the Siberian branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Novosibirsk isn't on the typical tourist itinerary, but it has become a hot spot for Western companies hoping to hire Russian scientists.

Credit: ITAR-TASS

Mice in vivarium

Milk from a mouse?

Pictured is a test tube containing milk from a transgenic mouse with a human gene in her genome. Like China and India, Russia is examining ways to develop companies around its state-run research labs.

Credit: ITAR-TASS

Test tube