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1 January 1970

Posted by: Richard Scrase

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Helping the hunt for disease genes

A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains.
A few weeks ago it was announced that researchers have created genome-wide, high-resolution genetic maps of 100 inbred mouse strains. Most of today’s lab strains date from a… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/helping-the-hunt-for-disease-genes/

GM rats are the new GM mice

Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal.
Mice are the archetypal laboratory animal. They are the most common vertebrate used in medical research and were the first mammal after humans to have their genome sequenced, back… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-are-the-new-gm-mice/

The top 100 scientists in Britain today

The first list of its kind for science, The Eureka 100: The Science List by The Times last week aimed to identify the 100 most important people in British science.
The first list of its kind for science, The Eureka 100: The Science List by The Times last week aimed to identify the 100 most important people in British science. The unenviable… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/the-top-100-scientists-in-britain-today/

GM rats promise better disease models

Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice.
Scientists have created a ‘knockout rat' that can be used to model certain diseases in the same way as mice. Researchers made knockout rats by extracting embryonic stem cells… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/gm-rats-promise-better-disease-models/

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