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Study reveals new rules for bloodline progression

MicroRNAs play a key role in the development of complex brains

Cephalopods like octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are highly intelligent animals with complex nervous systems. In “Science Advances”, a team led by Nikolaus Rajewsky of the Max Delbrück Center has just shown that their evolution is linked to a spectacular expansion of their microRNA repertoire. If we go back far enough in evolutionary history, we encounter …

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Animal study highlights a gene vital for the development of early social behaviors

Animal study highlights a gene vital for the development of early social behaviors

Little is known about how social behavior develops in the early stages of life. But most animals, including humans, are born with an innate ability to socially interact or bond with others. And that contributes to lifelong success. Now, a new animal study points to a gene important for the early development of basic social …

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