A group of international researchers has just discovered the keys to explaining why certain processes and systems in mice, like the immune system, metabolism and stress response, are so different to those in humans. The scientists have detailed the functional parts of the mouse genome and have compared them with those in humans. A whole set of data has come out of this – which is now to available to the scientific community – which will be significant for research into mammalian biology as well as the study of human illness mechanisms.
This shows a comparison of Human Chromosome 1 and equivalent chromosomes in mice.
Credit: Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)