A Selfish Gene Makes Mice into Migrants

House mice carrying a specific selfish supergene move from one population to another much more frequently than their peers. This finding of a University of Zurich study shows for the first time that a gene of this type can influence animal migratory behavior. It could help in dealing with invasive plagues of mice. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)