Animal ‘Avatars’ Help Doctors Find Right Medicine
Written by Pat's Papers | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 8:35 AM
Move over dogs—mice may soon become man’s best friend. The New York Times describes an innovation in the world of medicine that could change the way treatments are prescribed. Called avatars or personalized animal models by some and “mini-mes” by others, the basic idea is to implant animals with the disease you suffer from so doctors can test various treatment options and find the best one.
SOURCE: New York Times
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