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Mighty Mouse? Or just unable to smell? And maybe stupid…

GM mice

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Japanese scientists have created a genetically modified mouse that is not afraid of cats.

Researchers at Tokyo University managed to turn off the receptors in a mouse’s brain that react to the scent of its main predator. They wanted to prove that fear is genetically programmed and not, as is commonly believed, the product of experience.

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Rest in peace, dumb little mouse.

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December 13, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Mighty Mouse? Or just unable to smell? And maybe stupid…