Unexpected links: Breast Cancer; House Mice

ScienceBlogs can be utterly fascinating for a random surf. Today, for instance, I hit the front page and found this article: Breast Cancer Associated with Common House Mouse. The title is attention grabbing for one thing, but once inside there's a fascinating, well written and easy to digest summary of current research into the link between a human virus - HMTV - linked with breast cancer and the corresponding 'mouse version' of the virus, MMTV, which is known to cross species barriers, and some stats on relative distribution of human breast cancer incidence against common house mouse ranges.

Science, when fascinating and well presented, is difficult to top. Lose yourself for a few minutes, please.

posted @ Tuesday, March 13, 2007 1:06 PM

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