In May, 2019, the Sanger Institute, a major producer of genetically modified mice announced it was closing down its GMO mouse unit. They came to this decision “following a rigorous review” of its scientific strategy and after consulting with the Wellcome Trust, one of the major funders of biomedical research in the world today and a supporter of programs at the Sanger Institute. This decision presages a new phase in animal research when animal use will again begin to decline as other technologies take the place of animal studies in major laboratories.
Rowan, Andrew N.
"A Quiet Revolution Replacing the Use of Animals in Research,"
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