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The Mouse

Naturally comfortable in fields and in kitchens, M. musculus, for the last century, has been virtually indispensable in the research lab. This animal now appears in all shapes and sizes, as researchers consistently produce new strains. Mouse production is a $200 million-a-year business, with transgenics accounting for a third of the new mice created. View full pdf featuring research timeline, stats and related web sites, (282K)

The Scientist Staff

Naturally comfortable in fields and in kitchens, M. musculus, for the last century, has been virtually indispensable in the research lab. This animal now appears in all shapes and sizes, as researchers consistently produce new strains. Mouse production is a $200 million-a-year business, with transgenics accounting for a third of the new mice created.

View full pdf featuring research timeline, stats and related web sites, (282K)

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