Saturday, July 28, 2007

Scientists breed world’s first mentally ill mouse

Oh great, serial killer mice.

SCIENTISTS have created the world’s first schizophrenic mice in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the illness.

So how do you know a mouse is schizophrenic?

It is believed to be the first time an animal has been genetically engineered to have a mental illness. Until now they have been bred only for research into physical conditions such as heart disease. It will allow researchers to study the disease and develop treatments using a limitless supply of laboratory animals.

All this will do is help to find a cure for schizophrenia in mice. Was that a big problem beforehand?


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