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A balancing act

Mutations in model organisms are grist to the geneticists' mill: they help in assigning function to genes. Chromosome engineering in mice makes it easier to pinpoint the location of randomly induced mutations.

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Figure 1: Using a balancer chromosome in mice: Kile and colleagues' strategy1.


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