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Deleting Certain Gene Makes Mice Smarter

September 19th, 2010 09:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

An anonymous reader writes “Deleting a certain gene in mice can make them smarter by unlocking a mysterious region of the brain considered to be relatively inflexible, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found. Mice with a disabled RGS14 gene are able to remember objects they’d explored and learn to navigate mazes better than regular mice, suggesting that RGS14′s presence limits some forms of learning and memory.”

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