TOM CERNIGLIO, OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY / US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBARY TOM CERNIGLIO, OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY / US DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBARY
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Mutant mice. Research scientist watching the activity of normal and mutant mice. Scientists are able to determine the function of genes by observing the effects of gene mutations on animals. This research has implications for the understanding of the human genome, which may be applied in treating genetic diseases. Photographed at the Mammalian Genetics Section research laboratory at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, USA.
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