Scientific Mice Biomedical research runs on mice. They are used for trying out theories about everything from weight loss to cancer. Commentator Joe Wright has spent the past few years working with lab mice -- and he has developed a respect for them -- and the woman who was instrumental in developing mice for scientific research. He has this story about Abbie Lathrop -- who bred mice for research on a large scale about a hundred years ago.
NPR logo

Scientific Mice

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150241/150241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Scientific Mice

Scientific Mice

Scientific Mice

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1150241/150241" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Biomedical research runs on mice. They are used for trying out theories about everything from weight loss to cancer. Commentator Joe Wright has spent the past few years working with lab mice — and he has developed a respect for them — and the woman who was instrumental in developing mice for scientific research. He has this story about Abbie Lathrop — who bred mice for research on a large scale about a hundred years ago.