Transgenic mice

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Transgenic organisms are organisms that contain a gene or genes which has been isolated from another organism and transferred into it.

Model organisms are used in labs to help scientists understand biological processes; model organisms, which are non-human species, are generally well understood and have their genomes sequenced. One such model organism, which is a vertabrate, like humans, is the mouse; The mouse genome is 95% similar to the human genome, which makes it an ideal species to study human disease.

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