It turns out that mice may not make the best models for studying some human conditions. A study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week reports that the genomic response due to inflammatory stresses, such as trauma, burns, and sepsis, in mouse models wasn't an accurate representation of what happened in their human counterparts.

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