Scientists deploy GM sheep in fight to treat Huntington’s disease

Jenny Morton, a professor of neurobiology at Cambridge University, with transgenic sheep imported from New Zealand to assist with research into Huntington’s disease. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer

Jenny Morton, a professor of neurobiology at Cambridge University, with transgenic sheep imported from New Zealand to assist with research into Huntington’s disease. Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer

"It is hoped to gain a more detailed picture from these tests of how cognitive decline progresses and so pave the way for drugs to slow its impact," says longtime Huntington's disease researcher Jenny Morton.

Read Guardian article.

Read the full scientific report about the sheep helping with HD research.