Reaching Beyond the Mouse (image) Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Caption Sophisticated techniques for testing hypotheses about the brain by activating and silencing genes are currently available for only a handful of model organisms. Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis are working on a simple toolkit that will allow scientists who study animal behavior to manipulate the genomes of many other animals, including the honey bees graduate student Cassondra Vernier is collecting for research. Credit Katelyn Marcus Usage Restrictions please credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.