Empathy discovered in mice

I so hope my tax dollars didn’t go for this.

I mean, it could be useful if we ever need a Voight-Kampff test to weed out the replicant mice, but for now I think someone just milked the cash cow for this grant.

They do say that this could assist in pain management in humans. They don’t explain how, though. Just that the mice were more sensitive to pain when observing other mice that in pain.

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