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Scientists Dream of 1001 Complex Mice

Science  25 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5632, pp. 456-457
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5632.456

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OXFORD, U.K.-- Geneticists want to create 1000 new lines of inbred mice to help them sort out the genes behind complex diseases such as diabetes and cancer. Skeptics agree that a new approach is needed but caution that the logistics and expense of producing such a resource may outweigh its benefits.