• Question: why do scientists experiment on mice they are animals the same way that we are just because we are bigger than them why do we use them for experiments? monkeys are animals and we descend from them so we are animals just like mice.

    Asked by ssoar21 to Helen, Hannah on 27 Jun 2018.
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      Helen Cooper answered on 27 Jun 2018:

      You are absolutely right! Humans are animals just like mice. Mice are used for research because we know all of their genes so we can change them and study diseases in the mice. Because mice and humans are both mammals and share 92% of the same genes they can help us find treatments and cures for the diseases 🙂