Division of Comparative Medicine
Simpler species such as fruit flies and roundworms are genetically well characterized, inexpensive, and can undergo many genetic manipulations during short periods of time. Results from experiments involving these less complex models can help scientists decide whether to pursue similar research with higher species.
ORIP's comparative models program supports development and use of new and improved animal models that complement those more traditionally used to study human diseases.
This page last reviewed on April 4, 2017