Biology

Lab rats, take heart! You may be next to get liberated …

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According to this paper,

ScienceDaily (Feb. 14, 2011) — New research shows that all not mammals are created equal. In fact, this work shows that the animals most commonly used by scientists to study mammalian genetics — mice — develop unusually quickly and may not always be representative of embryonic development in other mammals.

Hmm. Lab rats might not work out either. For medical purposes, the only solution, I guess, is to use lab technicians and postgrad students instead. Some regulations appended to the legislation may need to be changed, of course, but it shouldn’t take too long …

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