A Chemical & Engineering News story explored several different technologies and uses related to rodents used in laboratories, such as sniffing tuberculosis tests to sporting identifying tattoos.
The publication interviewed Alex Grizzell, a graduate student in psychology who works with rodents, about a new technology that can tattoo identifying marks on a rodent’s tail. He noted that this method has the potential to be less stressful for researchers and rodents.
“It looks awesome,” he told the publication. “I’ve had to use ear clip methods and, when that’s problematic, a simple Sharpie—always a problem for long-term identification.” Read the story online.