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Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa with MIT scientists Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez create false memory in a mouse

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AC - Susumu TonegawaA team led by Nobel Laureate Dr. Susumu Tonegawa, including scientists Drs. Xu Liu, Steve Ramirez, Pei-Ann Lin, Junghyup Suh, Michele Pignatelli, Roger L. Redondo and Tomas J. Ryan have reported in the journal Science that they have created a false memory in a mouse, a monumental discovery which sheds light on how such memories can form in human brains. 

For the full report click here to the story by James Gorman of the New York Times.

Dr. Tonegawa is the founder of the Picower institute for Learning and Memory, affiliated to the Riken-M.I.T. Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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