Studies begin on first Huntington’s disease sheep imported to UK

09 Jul 2017

Scientists at the University of Cambridge will this week begin studying sheep that have been genetically modified to carry the mutation that causes Huntington’s disease. The sheep are believed to be the first Merinos to have been imported into the UK from Australia for about 50 years.

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Counting on sheep

10 Jun 2015

Sheep are smarter than we might think, with brains surprisingly similar to ours. These similarities are helping researchers to study a devastating and incurable infant brain disease.

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