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Making 'Fierce' Mice a Bit More Human.
Brett S. Abrahams, Melvin C.H. Kwok, Eric Trinh, Saeed Budaghzadeh, Sazzad M. Hossain, and Elizabeth M. Simpson
Only to the most skittish are mice considered fierce. However in the absence of nuclear receptor 2E1 (NR2E1), even laboratory mice can become fierce, displaying pathological violent behavior as well as hypoplastic brian and retinal development. Abrahams et al. tested whether the mouse and human (NR2E1) genes are equivalent.
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