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Reproducibility: Use mouse biobanks or lose them

Nature | Comment 10 June 2015

Kent Lloyd, Craig Franklin, Cat Lutz & Terry Magnuson


Now that genetic engineering of mice is so easy, centralized repositories are essential, argue Kent Lloyd and colleagues.

Repositories keep mouse models safe, secure and available for withdrawal. They add scientific value and utility to deposited mouse lines: Mouse repositories increase reliability through curation, preservation, genetic quality control and protection from pathogens.