Gene Changing Monkeys.

By: Spenser And Matthew

Monkeys!

Scientist are trying to find out how to edit genes of a monkey so drug tests will be more accurate. We chose monkeys over mice because mice dont fully replicate the disease. We can do that by editing their stem cells. We could do mice, but mice with the right stem cell is extremely rare. But the downside is if we do edit the genes of a mouse, they could reproduce, and their babys will have the edited cell. But monkeys are a better choice because the cell they need is less rare.