posted on Dec, 4 2002 @ 06:32 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - It's small and furry and doesn't look anything like a human but the genetic blueprint of the mouse published on Wednesday showed
there isn't much difference between mice and men.
Both have about 30,000 genes and share the bulk of them, while 90 percent of genes linked to diseases in humans are similar to those in mice.
"We share 99 percent of our genes with mice, and we even have the genes that could make a tail," said Dr Jane Rogers, of the Wellcome Trust Sanger
Institute in Cambridge, England....