MONTEROTONDO, Italy, Aug. 9 – Call it the mouse project that roars.

Following the European Molecular Biology Laboratory’s decision to step up funding for its Mouse Biology Program here, researchers are now preparing for what is expected to be the dawn of a new era for murine research.

“This particular situation is a dream situation,” said Nadia Rosenthal, the newly appointed head of the facility.

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