The Mouse Version

Some cancer patients are paying for their own mouse avatars on which to test possible drug therapies, the Associated Press reports.

"What I'm doing is personalized cancer treatment. It's the wave of the future," breast cancer patient Eileen Youtie tells the AP. "Part of this is trying to eliminate chemos that are not going to work on me. I don't want to waste time taking them and poison my body."

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