Dr. Tony Perry
Dr. Tony Perry is Head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Molecular Embryology at the University of Bath, UK. His lab has developed methods of introducing external genetic information into animals, as well as methods to change the information already present.
At the center of Dr. Perry’s research is the remarkable and mysterious process by which fertilization transforms a sperm and egg into single-cell embryos that give rise to an entire individual. Modifying its genome allows us to modify the genome of the resulting offspring. This opens up exciting possibilities in the treatment – or even elimination – of certain diseases.