The Beth Israel Deaconess Transgenic Core Facility opened in October of 1991.The Transgenic Core is a state-of-art facility that produces genetically altered animals.
The Basic Services of the Beth Israel Deaconess Transgenic Facility are:
- DNA Injections
- Embryonic Stem Cell Injections
- Embryo Freezing
- Line Rescue
In addition to the services the Transgenic Facility provides, the following techniques are available to the BIDMC/HMS research community:
- Embryo Culture
- Embryo Transfer
- Embryo Micromanipulation
- Mouse In Vitro Fertilization
- Mouse Artificial Insemination
- Mouse Vasectomies
- Microtool Development and Preparation
The first transgenic animal created in the facility was born in January of 1992. During that first year, ('91-'92) 15 constructs were injected. Other significant dates include:
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