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Why Do Scientists Use Model Organisms?

Video   Jun 25, 2019 | Taken from LSI at the University of Michigan, YouTube

 

Life sciences researchers don't use fruit flies, yeast and other model organisms to learn more about them — but rather to learn more about fundamental biological processes that are important for human health and disease.

 
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