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The Mice That Don't Miss Mom: Love and the μ-Opioid Receptor

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Science  25 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5679, pp. 1888-1889
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5679.1888a

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Newborn mice lacking the neuronal receptors that respond to morphine don't react to their mother's absence, according to research reported on page 1983.