A Model Approach

A series of articles from Slate's Daniel Engber looks at the use of mice and rats as model organisms, and asks whether researchers are too dependent on them. "Any animal model you use for disease is going to be similar to the human version of disease in some ways and different in other ways," Engber tells NPR's All Things Considered.

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