Mice are a preferred mammalian disease model because of their high genetic homology with humans, rapid reproduction, efficient and inexpensive housing and husbandry, easily characterized phenotypes, and well-developed resources and tools for genetic manipulation. Despite introductions of other vertebrate animal models, mice still represent the number one research choice as disease models. With the advent of precision medicine, the benefits of innovative mouse-based research and validation studies will continue to grow.

To further these developments, the Mouse Biology Program (MBP), in partnership with the internationally recognized Center for Genomic Pathology, has developed a series of online courses in mouse biology and pathology designed to provide graduate and post-doctoral students, research assistants, animal care technicians, and undergraduate students a guide to the use of laboratory mice in biomedical research. These courses aim to provide foundational knowledge and skills to identify disease patterns in mouse models accurately. These courses are offered online and are free of charge and self-paced.

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