Boom Time for Monkey Research

Boom Time for Monkey Research

4/13/2007
 Science 13 April 2007: Vol. 316. no. 5822, pp. 216 - 218

Researchers are also figuring out how macaques differ genetically from humans—a key step in understanding both the value and limitations of these monkeys as surrogates for humans in experimental work. In AIDS research, for example, it's important to find out where gene expression in humans and macaques diverges. Otherwise, “we are never going to get the right cure or the right [drug] target,” says Professor Timothy Ravasi www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/316/5822/216