The use of genetically modified mice is increasing. This study is an investigation of the driving forces behind the rise in numbers of genetically modified (GM) mice in laboratories. Study of trends in the use of GM mice and their efficacy as a model for human disease. Inquiry into the scope of the areas of research, the factors related to the rise in numbers, and the varying mechanisms for genetic modification. An assessment of whether the reliance and assumed ability to correlate results with humans has been overstated.
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