Monday, August 15, 2011
Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified an enzyme, monoamine oxidase A or MAOA, whose lack leaves mice almost comically unable to assess risk. MAOA knockouts showed defensive behaviors, such as biting and tail rattling, when novel but not harmless objects, such as plastic bottles, were put into their cages.
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