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November 19, 2014

A comparative encyclopedia of DNA elements in the mouse genome

Journal NatureIn a research paper published today in the journal Nature, BME Assistant Professor Michael Beer and research colleagues set out to understand and compare the “mission control centers” found throughout the large stretches of DNA flanking mouse and human genomes. Because almost all human genes have a clearly related gene in mice, mice have been considered a good model for studying questions in biology that cannot be studied in human beings. But research findings suggest why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans. Hopkins Medicine Press Release