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NIH survey on Animal Models for DS Research


Dear T21RS members and participants in the recent international conference,

For those of you who attended the T21RS conference, you no doubt learned about all of the exciting research in Down syndrome, much of which depends on mouse models for the condition. There are many rodent models available, each of which has unique aspects and relative strengths and weaknesses. The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds a resource at the Jackson Laboratory (JAX) to make several of these models available to investigators. Because so many of you study rodent models of Down syndrome, the NIH and JAX are interested in your usage of such models in your research (whether or not you attended the recent conference), as well as your opinions about the available murine strains and future needs of the research community. NIH and JAX have created a short survey about these rodent models of Down syndrome and value your feedback. We will use this information to provide even better resources to the Down syndrome investigator community. This should take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. The survey will close on August 1, 2017.

The link to the survey is found at:

Thank you very much for your time.



Roger Reeves, President of T21RS, on behalf of Robert Riddle (NINDS/NIH), Melissa Parisi (NICHD/NIH), and Catherine Lutz (JAX)