of mice and men

I have to say, this takes the idea of corporeal autobiography in a whole new direction. what does transposed flesh tell? Whose stories does it tell? And where’s Donna Haraway when you need her?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/business/mice-as-stand-ins-in-the-fight-against-disease.html?_r=0

From the article:

“In what could be the ultimate in personalized medicine, animals bearing your disease, or part of your anatomy, can serve as your personal guinea pig, so to speak. Some researchers call them avatars, like the virtual characters in movies and online games.”

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