U. of I. News: Study links fox domestication to gene activity in the pituitary gland

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2/14/18

Study links fox domestication to gene activity in the pituitary gland

A study of foxes offers new insights into the brain changes that occur in wild canids as they become more tame, researchers report. The study links fox domestication to changes in gene activity in the pituitary gland, a brain center that kicks out hormones to regulate various bodily functions, including the stress response.

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