Question: what sort of mice do you breed?
David Grainger answered on 13 Jun 2018:
I do not work with mice myself. Plenty of people in my lab do though. Most mice used in science are inbred laboratory mice so end up being a little different to field or pet mice. A very common strain of mice called C57BL/6 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C57BL/6).
Many people then copy and paste new genes into these mice so they glow. By putting the glowing gene into different places in the DNA, you can make specific organs glow!
why do scientists experiment on mice they are animals the same way that we are just because we are bigger than them why
can the mice ever be mutated and turned into super villains?
how many mice die on average every week?
If you found out why mice's heart don't work and evntually found a cure, would it be possible to apply that technique
if you weren't looking at mutant mice, what other mutant animal would you like to look at?
What vaccines have you been developing with the mice
There are a lot of rumours that mice in animal testing are treated badly etc. What do you say? How good do you treat
how do you investigate the mice you are working on?
In what way are genetically-modified mice different to normal mice?
How would you diagnose lung cancer?
Will humans ever likely evolve again?
How do your results compare with others in the area?
What happens inside a black hole?
who inspired you to be a scientist?
what is the chemical the brain releases when a person has a crush? and why does one person develop a crush on a person?
Is it well payed
what do you find the most interesting part of science?
Do you think we will ever be able to fly?
Why are some illnesses passed down genetically whilst others aren’t… Is this because some illnesses are caused during