How far can bioinformatics go creating organisms used for testing?

"I think you can get very far on a technical level. The problem is that a human body is more complex than just one cell." ... "At some point we still need clinical tests on animals and humans before we use it for real treatment. But we will likely be able to remove 99 % of animal tests in the future."

Erik Lindahl, Professor of Theoretical and Computational Biophysics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is telling us about his work.

From the episode "Science for life – mapping the building blocks of the human body". Watch the rest of the talk, and other talks at

Crosstalks is an academic talkshow produced by KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University.