Year of the rodent

By Peggy Kaplin
23 December 2011 | 1 min read
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According to the Chinese calendar, 2011 is the year of the rabbit. But in autism research, it proved resoundingly to be the year of the rodent. In the timeline below are 17 of the mouse and rat models that debuted over the past year. Moving the vertical bar on the left side of the timeline will allow you to zoom in or out, and the horizontal bar to move forward or backward in time. You can also click on any of the individual entries for more detail, and a link to’s coverage of the model.