Mice are an important tool in biomedical research, particularly when it comes to testing possible new drugs, says 80beats' Joseph Castro. But when it comes to testing drug side effects, they're not always accurate — mouse livers and human livers react differently to pharmaceutical compounds.

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Researchers generate a genetic database from skeletal remains from the 1845 Franklin Expedition to the Arctic, Live Science reports.

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