Confetti Mouse

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Title: Confetti Mouse
Description: The "confetti mouse" is the name given to a strain of mice genetically engineered so that their cells glow in various combinations of red, blue, yellow, or green markers, depending on what particular proteins those cells are producing. This color coding, demonstrated here in mouse kidney cells, can be especially useful in cancer research, shedding light on subtle molecular differences among tumors and providing clues to what may be driving the spread, or metastasis, of cancer cells beyond the original tumor site.
Topics/Categories: Cells or Tissue -- Normal Cells or Tissue
Type: Color, Photo
Source: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Creator: Heinz Baumann, Sean T. Glenn, Mary Kay Ellsworth, and Kenneth W. Gross, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Date Created: January 14, 2016
Date Added: January 9, 2018
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.