It helps if you don't wear pants

Researchers have found the ‘fear gene’ *

With the discovery of a fear factor gene, announced today, scientists have moved a step closer to being able to moderate extreme reactions to fear and also soothe trauma victims.

The researchers identified a gene in mice that controls reactions to impending danger by firing certain neurons in the brain. Mice that don’t have the gene, called stathmin, simply don’t react to situations that should scare the rodent pants off them.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Cor! I really miss that series.

* link thanks to Ace


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