Is in vitro completely different to in vivo?

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Is in vitro completely different to in vivo?
« on: 11/12/2012 18:42:37 »
Hi, folks. How can we be sure what happens during In Vitro studies is faithful as a representation of what happens In Vivo?
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Is in vitro completely different to in vivo?
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2012 18:42:37 »
We answered this question on the show...

 Stefanie -   This is a classic problem in experimental genetics.  You first have to be sure that your in vitro system is a very good one and you have various controls for that.  Eventually, you have to see if the same thing is happening in vivo, but itís a good way to start off.
Chris -   So, start there and then build up. Because itís generally cheaper as well.
Stefanie -   Exactly, yes.
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