Male mice more likely mimic father's example

05/22/2013 | LiveScience.com

If mice fathers are indifferent to their babies, their sons will grow up to be just like dad. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison discovered that male babies will mimic their fathers instead of their mothers, who are often the sole caretakers of offspring. The study of nurturing patterns could provide a model for humans, said study co-author Catherine Marler.

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