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May 15, 2020 - WHYY (PBS)

The great research mouse rescue amid the pandemic

The great research mouse rescue amid the pandemic
Dead Mice File Image: (c) Photabulous!

Back in mid-March, when most of us were hearing the words “shelter in place” for the first time, research labs across the country were busy with what they call “saccing.” It’s short for sacrifice, like for science and the greater good.

“There are a lot of different terms that are used that I think people use to protect themselves from the reality of this,” said Anneka Allman, a research technician at a University of Pennsylvania lab that works with hundreds of mice as part of cancer studies. “Personally, I prefer to say we kill them, but the common term is ‘saccing.’”

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