Wednesday, July 26, 2017


And.... we have a mouse!

Northwestern was able to get a mouse with Katie's mutation after having difficulties over the past year.

So, the main mama mouse who has the mutation had mouse pups about a week ago and they all have the mutation too - this is fantastic news! The hope is to get a lot of mice and in a few months they will be able to looks at aspects of brain signaling.  Then a few months later, look at behavioral aspects to see if they show any similarities to Katie. And hopefully this will provide some insight into Katie's disorder.

 Mice breed again on the same day they give birth (my internet research says so) and the average litter is 6-8 mice.  One mouse can have 5 to 10 litters a year. Those mice are fanatics!

 I will be speaking with the scientist next week and asking my many questions and should have more specifics to report.