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Knockout

A knockout typically refers to an organism that has been genetically engineered to lack one or more specific genes. Scientists create knockouts (often in mice) so that they can study the impact of the missing genes and learn something about the genes' function.

Date:June 12, 2010
Credit:Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Dimensions:2100 x 1892
File Size:623 Kb
Rights:PublicExcept where otherwise noted, this image is in the public domain and may be used, linked or reproduced without permission. If you use an image, please credit the source listed above with a link back to www.genome.gov where possible. Thank you!



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