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How are knockout mice used?

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Default How are knockout mice used?



How are knockout mice used for modelling OBESITY IN HUMANS?

Obesity is the phenotype being tested.

My understanding:
Mice, like humans, have genes. These genes are a sequence of codes that program how we behave and how we look in appearance. By "knocking out" a portion of this gene sequence thing, and replacing it with another code of genes, our behaviour and/or our appearance changes.

I just don't understand how we can test for obesity.

Please help!

I will give best answer to the most helpful.
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