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How to build a better dad

Oldfield mice and deer mice differ in their parental care, most dramatically in the behaviour of fathers. A study reveals the genetic and neuronal contributions to variation in parental care. See Article p.434

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Figure 1: Oldfield mice (Peromyscus polionotus) share parenting duties between the sexes.

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Phelps, S. How to build a better dad. Nature 544, 418–419 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22486

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