"Mapping the human genome and identifying genes that contribute to susceptibility and resistance to disease are currently major preoccupations in biomedical science. The foundations for much of this sophisticated field of research were established in the mouse . . . . Lee Silver in a pleasing and easy style presents a unique synthesis of modern molecular genetics and the biology of the laboratory mouse . . . . Provides exciting reading for the student and continuing education for the more applied worker . . . . An exciting introduction to the comprehensive biology that is involved in the intriguing mysteries of the evolutionary process."
Book Review by M. Potter and B. Mock,
Science 270:1961 (1995)