Gender-bending mouse porn

From Nature:

Catherine Dulac and her colleagues at Harvard University genetically engineered female mice to lack a gene called TRPC2. This gene is essential for the functioning of a pheromone-sensing organ in the nose called the vomeronasal organ.

Without the gene, female mice acted exactly like males – even towards male mice – complete with mounting, pelvic thrusts and the ultrasound calls that males use to attract a mate.

Watch the film clip below.



2 thoughts on “Gender-bending mouse porn

  1. Bah…no corset, no crop, no strap-on…Google, you have failed me once again.
    Just kidding, interesting article. I would have suspected it would have been at least a little more complicated to trigger such behavior.

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