• Published17 Jul 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Move over, lab rat. Neuroscientists have relied on the mouse to study brain development and diseases for more than 100 years.

Brain Bytes showcase essential facts about neuroscience.

Mice Brain Byte
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