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A high-resolution X-ray computed tomography (CT) system developed at ORNL by Mike Paulus and Shaun Gleason provides researchers with a high-throughput method of internally screening mice for defects and damage resulting from mutations. The MicroCAT scanner, which generates 3-D images in 7 to 20 minutes, eliminates the need to sacrifice and dissect the mice. This allows researchers to monitor ongoing changes in animals, thereby facilitating studies on disease progression, consequences of aging, and responses to therapies.
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Human Genome Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Human Genome News (v11n3-4).
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was an international 13-year effort, 1990 to 2003. Primary goals were to discover the complete set of human genes and make them accessible for further biological study, and determine the complete sequence of DNA bases in the human genome. See Timeline for more HGP history.