American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association

This article is from the WSSF 2015 AFRMA Rat & Mouse Tales news-magazine.


Parenting Is In The Genes

Did You Know?  Parenting behavior in mice is determined by which sex hormones are turned on or off in the brain. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, found 16 genes that showed clear sex differences. These genes control male sexual behavior, male aggression, maternal behavior, and female sexual behavior.

Published in Cell, Volume 148, Issue 3, p 596–607, 3 February 2012, Modular Genetic Control of Sexually Dimorphic Behaviors.

Article Sex & Parenting Genes Discovered in Mice on LiveScience.

October 22, 2018