Hobbie-J, World’s Smartest Rat, Brings Hope For Future Dementia Patients

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Hobbie-J was injected with genetic material to boost the NR2B gene which controls memory when he was an enbryo.

Hobbie-J, named after a Chinese cartoon character, can remember objects for three times longer than other rats and is better at finding its way through mazes.  The rat, when it was an embryo, was injected with genetic material to boost the NR2B gene which controls memory.

 

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