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Thursday, June 17, 2004

The Love Bug 

Or actually, the Love Protein. Researchers have found that increased levels of the V1a vasopressin receptor induce monogamy in voles. 'Playboy' voles injected with the gene suddenly settle down.
A slightly frightening thought, if it translates to humans...mind control and all. But really, having a syringe of that handy might've helped out with a few of my exes. If I still wanted them, that is (and I presume the effect is reversible: kill the expression of the gene, fall out of 'love).

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