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Animal research, Fundamental research

27 - 08 - 2015

The function of 400 genes revealed in mice

To uncover the function of a gene, you need to inhibit its activity and observe the consequence of this lack on the organism compared to a control group. Following this method, 449 mutant mouse lines were made. “In 10 years time, all of the 25,000 mouse genes should have their roles linked to the development of different diseases.” Explain the researchers