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A team of University of Tokyo researchers led by professors Hitoshi Sakano and Ko Kobayakawa have announced they have genetically engineered a mouse that does not fear cats, simply by controlling its sense of smell. By tweaking genes to disable certain functions of the olfactory bulb — the area of the brain that receives information about smells directly from olfactory receptors in the nose — the researchers were able to create a “fearless” mouse that does not try to flee when it smells cats, foxes and other predators.
Now if they could engineer some cats to be more like Pete Puma instead of Sylvester, it would be a perfect world. [img]http://downloads.totallyfreecursors.com/thumbnails/speedygonzales.gif[/img] Arriba!
I think this has already been done a half century ago.