Originally Posted by Hammer
Humans are a terrible model animal anyway. Genetics are far too complicated and the amount of time between generations is much too long.
The genetics aren't really that much more complicated than that of a mouse. Their genome in terms of base pair number is roughly similar in size to the human genome, as is the number of genes. It's just more complicated to manipulate human genetics, largely due to it being unacceptable societally. Mice, on the other hand, there are loads of mutant lines available as models of obesity, diabetes, regeneration etc'
You're right about generation time though.