Why do researchers work with mice?
Discoveries in JAX-founded Collaborative Cross, Diversity Outbred populations show value of multi-parent model organism systems
Australian researcher Sarah Stephenson wanted to fast-track her research of Parkinson's disease, so she shuffled the genetic deck using a new experimental platform at The Jackson Laboratory.
For more than a century, scientists have used the mouse as a genetic model of the human being to understand our fundamental biology and to identify and test better treatments and cures for the most devastating diseases.
A research team led by Nadia Rosenthal, Ph.D., documented large differences in survival, cardiac dilation and scar size among a population of genetically-diverse mice.