Mice Can Do Without Humans' Most Treasured Genes, University of Michigan Study  
5/16/2008 9:07:45 AM

University of Michigan -- The mouse is a stalwart stand-in for humans in medical research, thanks to genomes that are 85 percent identical. But identical genes may behave differently in mouse and man, a study by University of Michigan evolutionary biologists Ben-Yang Liao and Jianzhi Zhang reveals.