NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $52 million to launch the Knockout Mouse Project, a comprehensive resource of knockout mutations in the mouse genome, the agency said today.
 
Knockout mice are lines of mice in which specific genes have been completely disrupted. Systematic disruption of each of the 20,000 genes in the mouse genome will allow researchers to determine the role of each gene in normal physiology and development, NIH said.
 

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