Farm animals make good models for research

Mice may be the animal of choice for many in medical research, but scientists are finding that barnyard animals may be a better choice. "Farm animals are more closely related to humans genetically and physiologically," said Jim Ireland, a professor of animal science and physiology at Michigan State University. Report

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