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Surprise organ discovered in mice

Mice are shown to have two thymus organs, not just one

Who knew we'd still be finding new bits of anatomy in mice in 2006? Credit: © Getty


  1. TerzowskiG., et al. Science. 10.1126/science.1123497 (2006).

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Pearson, H. Surprise organ discovered in mice. Nature (2006).

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