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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"