Communal rearing gives mice a competitive edge

Research by scientists at the University of Liverpool suggests that being raised communally makes mice more competitive when they’re older.It is well known that in many animals, including humans, early-life experiences have long-lasting effects on the development of behaviours later in life.In a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers have investigated the effects of communal rearing on competitive and exploratory behaviours in adult male house mice.

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