How the ‘King of Viruses’ Makes Its Hosts Act Like Monsters

Outlet: Inside Science

Inside Science: But Janice Moore, a behavioral biologist at Colorado State University in Fort Collins who was not involved in the study, said it made sense to use mice as a first step. In addition to being cheap and easy to work with, lab mice are well-studied and bred to be genetically similar, making it easier to tell what’s causing what in an experiment.