Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, last month reported on the assembly of a publicly available library of conditional, reporter-tagged knockout-first mice for certain evolutionarily conserved microRNAs.

“From cancer to diabetes to immune diseases of unknown genetic nature, the project has generated a high-value resource for people out there who want to test specific ideas related to any human disease or developmental disorder,” UCSF researcher Michael McManus, who led the research, said in a statement.

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