Cutting-Edge Drugs? Thank a Hamster!

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Forget lab rats — meet the Chinese or striped-back hamster, an unassuming little rodent whose role in research over the years has led to breakthroughs in genetics, pharmaceutics and more!

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Listen: Episode 14: The Chinese hamsters that helped birth biotech


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