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    Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior
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    Jul 30, 2015

    Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

    behavior

    Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report on a version of genetic parental control in mice that is more targeted, and subtle than canonical imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical imprinting is particularly prevalent in the brain, and skews the genetic message in subpopulations of cells so that mom, or dad, has a stronger say. The mechanism can influence offspring behavior, and because it is observed more frequently than classic imprinting, appears to be preferred. ... Read More

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