Using a Mouse Model to Study Toxins

To avoid exposing people to harmful chemicals, Lau uses rodents to study the interplay of genes and polyphenols.

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Long Description: Mice are good toxicology models because a) Humans, mice, and rats share 90% of the same genes b) Humans and mice share many of the same enzymes needed to metabolize food, drugs, and chemicals

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