To a depth of understanding beyond understanding.
We search to find the functions, the mechanisms, the failure, and treatments
of the human condition.
From brains to muscles, from livers to corpuscles,
we map pathways and replicate disease.
We watch cells die or multiply too much.
New treatments arise but rarely cure;
and our burden remains:
To continue the studies
of mice and men.
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