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The humble mouse has provided the most important basis for understanding human biology because it has been possible to alter the genetics in mice to order. Mice and men are sufficiently similar for studies with mice to be able to be related directly to man; thus the laboratory mouse provides the experimental arm for the human genome project. This has become possible through the use of mouse embryonic stem cells.
The advent of human embryonic stem cells has opened
up ideas for using them as a universal source of
therapeutic cells for regenerative medicine
The Sir Martin Evans Lecture
(Sponsored by Cardiff University)
Mice, Men and Medicine
Professor Sir Martin Evans FRS, Nobel Laureate 2007
President, Cardiff University
3 rd November 2010
Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University
"Light refreshments will be available for members in the Viriamu Jones Gallery from 6.45pm"