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Diabetic rats

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By Barry Fox The Torii Pharmaceutical Company of Tokyo wants to patent (EP 781 506) rats and mice which suffer from diabetes. Such animals are needed to test drugs and other cures. In 1988 Torii found a few spontaneously diabetic rats. The company then mated male and female siblings, and the incidence of diabetes in male rats bred this way is now 90 per cent and rising. In three months, the rats run the gamut of human diabetes,