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Father and child reunion

A study in this issue finds that laboratory strains of male mice can recognize their offspring as adults if given the chance to interact with infant pups. This recognition requires prolactin-mediated adult neurogenesis in the male parent's olfactory bulb and hippocampus.

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Figure 1: Male mice form a recognition memory for their own young.


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McCarthy, M. Father and child reunion. Nat Neurosci 13, 652–653 (2010).

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