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Tom and Jerry just wouldn't have been the same if it had featured one of Ko Kobayakawa's mice.
The Tokyo University professor has just unveiled mutant mice that have lost their innate fear of cats.
Rather than flee or freeze when confronted with their feline enemy, the mice sniffed and even played with them, blissfully unaware of the potential dangers.
Kobayakawa developed the fearless mice by shutting down receptors in their olfactory bulb - the area of the brain that processes information about smells - which would normally induce panic as soon as they get so much as a whiff of a cat....
Originally posted by Shar_Chi
Yes, so awesome what they're doing in labs these days
Originally posted by dawnstar
hey, I can think of one good purpose for this research if the genetic change is dominant....