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+ - Genetic Researchers Unraveling Aggression Mystery->

Submitted by al0ha
al0ha writes: Reporting in the advance online edition of the journal Nature, the scientists say they have identified an aggression-promoting pheromone that controls such behaviors, and have pinpointed the neurons in the fly’s antenna that detect this pheromone and relay the information to the brain to elicit aggression. Their results provide an important first step toward unraveling the mystery of how aggression—an innate (unlearned) behavior—is hardwired into the brain by an animal’s genes.

For the truly science minded, the research paper is here: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature08678.html

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