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Flexible gene expression may regulate social status in male fish

Picture of male cichlid fish in a tank
L.A. Cicero
Jan 5 2016

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Research, Faculty

Researchers in Professor Russell Fernald's lab show how the selective expression of genes through epigenetics can regulate the social status of African cichlid fish. The work sheds light on how our genetic code might affect social relations. The study was recently published in PLoS ONE.