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01Mighty Mouse20040204

In August 2002 scientists announced they had mapped the mouse genome - it was hailed as a milestone in our understanding of genes of human disease.

But the mouse started its scientific career much earlier last century and has since gone on to help win more than 20 Nobel prizes.

Why is an understanding of mice genetics so important to our understanding of human biology and disease? In this two part series, Graham Easton finds out how the laboratory mouse has become pivotal in some of the key medical and scientific breakthroughs of the last 50 years.

02 LASTMighty Mouse20040211

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Mighty Mouse: In the second of a two part series, Graham Easton finds out how the mouse has been crucial to our understanding of human biology and modern medicine, and what life is like for the laboratory mouse.

/ In the second of a two part series, Graham Easton finds out how the mouse has been crucial to our understanding of human biology and modern medicine, and what life is like for the laboratory mouse