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HLA-B27 is the code name for the type of these transgenic rat models. They are developed for pharmaceutical research on various auto-immune diseases. These photographs were taken of the rats that High worked with from 2004-2006. A toy microscope was used in close proximity to the animals capturing moments of play, and also moments of death and dying.



HLA-B27 is a photographic series of intimate images of the transgenic rats used in the two iterations of the project Embracing Animal.


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