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To care or not to care

The behaviour of adult mice towards pups varies depending on gender and sexual experience. The activity of a population of neurons in the hypothalamus of the brain has now been found to regulate these differing responses. See Article p.325

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Figure 1: Modulating parenting behaviours in the presence of pups.

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Rodriguez, I. To care or not to care. Nature 509, 294–295 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/509294a

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