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Lab Animal Technology Feature- Nomenclature

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Lab Animal
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Jun 28
Publication Date:
Jul 01

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As more and more researchers turn to mice, and as genome sequencing and gene editing technology expands the number of known genes and genetic mutations, nomenclature is an increasingly important consideration. Yet the stewards of mouse nomenclature lament the sorry state of how mouse models are frequently identified in the literature. Getting a name wrong can complicate efforts to reproduce a study and confuse just what gene or mutation a scientist is targeting.

The rules of mouse nomenclature can be complicated, but resources are dedicated to help scientists name novel findings appropriately and to make sure they can find and use the right models for their research.

This technology feature will cover:

  • The importance of mouse nomenclature in biomedical research
  • The history of nomenclature bodies and the naming rules they’ve developed
  • Ways to improve nomenclature accuracy

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