Did you know that mice can sing? And that this singing is so unique that it is causing comparisons to human language?
These mice sometimes sing when they are alone but they really sing when other mice are nearby. They even take turns, waiting patiently for one mice to stop singing before the other one answers.
Researchers are studying whether the mice might be good models to help understand autism.
"Dr. Long is now gearing up to genetically engineer Alston’s singing mice with some of the mutations linked to autism."