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lab mouse

While humans and mice look and act very differently, 85 to 90 percent of our genes are the same or similar. So if scientists can understand the instructions in every mouse gene, people will get a good idea of the instructions in virtually every human gene as well.


For people with a peanut allergy, just being near people who eat peanuts and products made from them can trigger a serious allergy.

scleral contact lens

This contact lens (right), about the size of a U.S. quarter, can magnify a wearer’s vision 2.8 times. Such lenses would let a patient switch, in the wink of the eye, between normal and magnified vision.

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