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News Release 11-194

Of Mice and Men

The genomes of 17 common strains of lab mice were sequenced to advance genetic studies of human diseases

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Illustration showing probable evolutionary relationships across mouse strains for various traits.

Seventeen mouse strains were sequenced. The genomes of a sample of these strains were compared to identify probable evolutionary relationships across the strains for various traits. Evolutionary relationships differ for each compared trait.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation

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