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Better Habits Sometimes Heritable

Science  14 Oct 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5746, pp. 215
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5746.215a

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Researchers studying birds called great tits report evidence on page 304 of this issue of Science suggesting that the ability to change one's behavior when environmental conditions change runs in families and, when it confers a survival advantage, that this trait will be selected for over time.