Friday, November 9, 2007

Fearless Mice Can't Smell Their Foes

Discovery News : : "Japanese scientists have created genetically-modified mice that, shorn of their ability to sense dangerous smells, will even snuggle up to a kitten, according to a study released on Wednesday by the journal Nature. The mice were engineered to lack specific nasal receptors that respond to the scent of rotting food or predators, in a project designed to help understand the mechanisms of smell."

1 comment:

fish said...

I have a 20-year-old cat she doesn't do anything to harm a gerbil. Maybe the mouse was used to the cat