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Iran takes major step in genetic sciences

Iranian researchers made a remarkable progress in genetic sciences after they succeeded in producing the first trans-genetic mouse in the country’s Western province of Kurdistan.

The research project was conducted in the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences.

Head of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences Teib-e Ghadimi said all the work concerning the creation of the first Trans-genetic mouse in the country has been made in the department of cellular and molecular science in the Kurdistan Medical Science University.

“This is a success in scientific arena for research and study in fields of detection and treatment of diseases and developing drug effectiveness,” the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting quoted Ghadimi as saying on Thursday.

Dr. Ghadimi added that the color of the trans-genetic mouse at birth was green.

He further explained that the new development is “the beginning of a scientific triumph for researchers in the province and the country.”

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