News of the WeekANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Signs of Empathy Seen in Mice

Science  30 Jun 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5782, pp. 1860-1861
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5782.1860b

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Debate has simmered for years about whether it's possible for animals to display empathy. Now on page 1967 of this issue of Science, scientists argue that even lowly mice have a rudimentary form of it. (Read more.)