August 11, 2008

Immortal Mice

Sometimes I wonder...

Given how much medical research is done on mice, someday we may realize that we mortal humans are merely working in service of a higher race of quickly-evolving and forever youthful, intelligent, and slim mice.

The latest in mice medical wonders: a major step towards mouse immortality.

(Via Bob Day:) Researchers Correct Decline in Organ Function Associated With Old Age

Posted by David at August 11, 2008 11:26 AM

Well it's good we're able to give engineered mice immortality. We've killed enough of them in labs when we make other 'knockout mice'. j/k

(I'm actually FOR animal testing, but it does give me pause when I found out how many mice my old roommate used for her toxicology experiments. 100-150 a year. Seems like a lot.)

Posted by: mapgirl at September 8, 2008 01:03 PM
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