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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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The SCID-hu Mouse

The SCID mouse, which lacks a functioning immune system of its own, is helpless to fight infection or reject transplanted tissue.

By transplanting immature human immune tissues and/or immune cells into these mice, scientists have created an in vivo model that promises to be of immense value in advancing our understanding of the immune system.

The SCID-hu Mouse