These observations represent yet another warning to translational medical researchers that lab mice are very imperfect predictors of results’ translation to humans. But there is a silver lining that, now, a better mouse model is available to confirm or refute promising results in traditional lab mice.—Franck Carbonero, Washington State University microbiome researcher, speaking to The Scientist about a new study that used rodents with microbiomes similar to those of wild mice to accurately predict the failure of two candidate drug treatments in humans (August 1)
It makes me wonder if they're trying to make some sort of intellectual claim rather than move the science along, or they're trying to be the first, generate hype, or somehow attract more money.—New York University bioethicist...
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