Dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) is a genetic hub of parental control over offspring behavior

Hop on over to bioRxiv to see Dr. Bonthuis’ latest paper on how Ddc, a monoaminergic regulator, is influenced by parentage and in turn effects social behavior. He found maternal and paternal Ddc alleles control distinct behavioral sequences. Additionally, Ddc exhibits dominant expression of the maternal allele in subpopulations of cells in 14 of 52 brain regions.