The emperor’s new wardrobe: Rebalancing diversity of animal models in neuroscience research

@article{Yartsev2017TheEN,
  title={The emperor’s new wardrobe: Rebalancing diversity of animal models in neuroscience research},
  author={Michael M Yartsev},
  journal={Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={358},
  pages={466-469}
}
The neuroscience field is steaming ahead, fueled by a revolution in cutting-edge technologies. Concurrently, another revolution has been underway—the diversity of species utilized for neuroscience research is sharply declining, as the field converges on a few selected model organisms. Here, from the perspective of a young scientist, I naively ask: Is the great diversity of questions in neuroscience best studied in only a handful of animal models? I review some of the limitations the field is… CONTINUE READING
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