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Marathon Mouse

by | 24th, August 2004

‘IN the world of science, where mice lead, human beings follow.

‘Sniff! I feel like I’ve let everyone down’

And we’d best get a wiggle on because the Times brings news of the mighty mouse.

Researchers in South Korea and America had planned to create a genetically modified mouse with less fat tissue than normal.

Why they wanted to do this is totally unclear to all but the finest mouse connoisseurs.

But in trying for a leaner mouseburger, the lab rats hit upon what the paper terms the ‘marathon mouse’.

In enhancing the activity of the PPAR-delta gene,

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