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  • Study links fox domestication to gene activity in the pituitary gland

    A new study finds stress-response differences in the brains of foxes bred to be more or less aggressive toward humans. Pictured here is a tamed fox (Vulpes vulpes).

    A new study finds stress-response differences in the brains of foxes bred to be more or less aggressive toward humans. Pictured here is a tamed fox (Vulpes vulpes).

    Photo by Darya Schepeleva

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Anna Kukekova, email avk@illinois.edu.
    To reach Jessica Hekman, email jph@dogzombie.com
    The paper “Anterior pituitary transcriptome suggests differences in ACTH release in tame and aggressive foxes” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1534/g3.117.300508