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Bird brain scientists find link between chicken behavior and epigenetics

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"Bird-brain" is a term used to describe someone scatty, indecisive, forgetful. But in an innovative new study published in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology—Part D: Genomics and Proteomics , researchers found that the behavior of chickens is far from random. In fact, it appears to be strongly linked to non-genetic modifications involving key genes in the chicken brain.

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