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Christopher Tuggle

Christopher Tuggle

Dr. Christopher Tuggle is a professor of animal science at Iowa State University. He is directing a group of researchers interested in studying the function of the pig genome, as well as developing a genetic line of immunodeficient pigs as a biomedical model for cancer and stem cell therapies.

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We’re creating ‘humanized pigs’ in our ultraclean lab to study human illnesses and treatments

By: and - April 17, 2021

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires all new medicines to be tested in animals before use in people. Pigs make better medical research subjects than mice, because they are closer to humans in size, physiology and genetic makeup. In recent years, our team at Iowa State University has found a way to make pigs […]