Futuyma and the mouse genome effort

Dr. Futuyma, evolutionary biologist at the University of Michigan, showed that the mpuse genome effort, according to Nature's editors, had revealed "about 30,000 genes, with 99% having direct counterparts in humans.
The resemblence between our 30,000 human genes and those 30,000 mousy counterparts, says Futuyma, represents another form of homology, like the resemblence between a five-fingered hand and i five-toed paw.
Such genetic homology is what gives meaning to biomedical research using mice and other animals, including chimpanzees, which are our closest living relatives.
website about mouse genome effort:
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v411/n6834/full/411121b0.html

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