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Building a Better Mouse (Frankenmaus?) May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Did you know mice don’t develop full-blown Alzheimer’s?


The inbred lab mice being used to test potential cures are not genetically complex enough; they don’t mimic the varied genetic makeup of humans. Researchers are developing genetically modified diverse mice that can replicate a number of brain features found in Alzheimer’s patients, such as brain plaques.




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