No, this is not a SciFi post.
The NIA announced today the development of an aging colony of mutant and engineered mouse models of interest to the aging research community. Currently the colony consists of 4 lines: Snell Dwarf mice, Ames Dwarf mice, a GFP reporter transgenic line, and the mutant alpha-synuclein transgenic line B6; C3H-Tg (Prnp-SNCA) M83/Vle.
The colony was recently initiated so availability is limited. The goal is to provide small numbers of mice at different ages to facilitate NIH-funded studies on aging. Information on the mouse models, selected references, and ordering procedures and forms are available online.