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Submission + - Deleting Certain Gene Makes Mice Smarter

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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Deleting Certain Gene Makes Mice Smarter

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