San Diego Independent Scholars

November SDIS NEWS

Of Mice and Men

Learning from rodent evolution about human limb development and musculoskeletal disease

A Talk by

Most of the genes required for limb development in animals are needed by both the fore and hind limbs. However, many animals have very different fore and hind limbs, and 92% of human limb birth defects specifically affect the arms or legs but not both. How are shared genes deployed differently in the two pairs of limbs?  In her talk, Dr. Cooper answers this question and more by studying limb development in the mouse and its close relative, the three-toed jerboa.
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