New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2023-02-03 00:09:17

A new study unexpectedly found prairie voles genetically modified to carry no oxytocin receptors still formed strong social bonds and retained the ability to nurse offspring

Using cutting-edge gene editing technology researchers have engineered prairie voles with no oxytocin receptors. These notoriously monogamous mammals were thought to rely on oxytocin to form crucial social bonds but the results of these new experiments suggest this so-called "love hormone" may be less important than suspected.

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Category: Biology, Science

Tags: Hormone, Social Networking, Animals, Psychology

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