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Researchers Document Mouse Genome

Scientists unveil the entire genetic blueprint of the mouse, providing a powerful tool for probing human genetics. The work could lead to a better understanding of human disease and the biology of mammals in general. NPR's Richard Harris reports.

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Award-winning journalist Richard Harris has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine and the environment since he joined NPR in 1986. In early 2014, his focus shifted from an emphasis on climate change and the environment to biomedical research.