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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.