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To Build a Better Mouse Cage

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Science  20 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5602, pp. 2321
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5602.2321

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Mice are sensitive to differences between people, such as their handling techniques or scents. And not only do humans complicate experiments by their presence, they limit the pace of research by observing no more than one mouse performing one task at a time. So researchers are attempting to create standard human-free mouse environments.