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Of mice and men: Why these white mice and rats are used verify safety of medicines and vaccines

09, May 2021

Before vaccines are used on you, they are first tested on mice. White mice, that is. For ages, medical researchers have been using animals to verify the safety of medicines and vaccines. Besides biomedical research, mice are also used in psychological experiments. Our health and science reporter Beldeen Waliaula tells us why these white mice and rats are used