25 Apr 2017
Genetically identical mice develop different smell receptors in response to their environments
Researchers have shown that receptors in the noses of mice exposed to certain smells during life are different to genetically similar mice that lived without those smells. It is this combination of genetics and experience that gives each individual a unique sense of smell.
13 Apr 2017
Researchers have discovered that mice’s DNA ages in a similar way to humans
Published in Genome Biology, researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Babraham Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute reveal that mice have a similar epigenetic ageing clock to humans, providing a great laboratory model to explore how the clock works.