Move aside, mouse model, and bring on the pig

Randy Prather, of the University of Missouri, helped University of Iowa researchers develop a pig model of cystic fibrosis in 2008.

“It’s a pig!” That was the birth announcement Michael Welsh, MD, emailed colleagues Feb. 27, 2008, marking the successful conclusion of a five-year mission to produce a unique animal model of cystic fibrosis (CF) and open a new chapter in CF research at the University of Iowa. Read more …

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