Mouse genome shows many disease genes shared with humans

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 07 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1319
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The sequencing and analysis of more than 95% of the mouse genome was published this week, providing a complete draft for the first time.

    Results showed that 90% of genes associated with disease in mice are identical to those in humans, supporting the use of mice as model organisms in studies of human disease.

    The sequencing of the Mus musculus genome was a collaborative effort by the Mouse Genome Sequencing Consortium, including researchers from centres in the United States and the United …

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