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Rodents in Space Will Show How Genes Are Affected by Microgravity

Space is tough on an astronaut's bones, muscles, blood flow and much more.

Published On 02/08/2019
12:55 PM EST
"Genetic background dictates the underling molecular mechanisms contributing to the aging process, so utilizing genetically identical mice removes a variable when analyzing the data. Furthermore, this mission will provide space-flown samples to researchers that have agreed to share their data and results in an online database that is open to the public."