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Tennessee High School Students Publish in Top Science Journal

August 27, 2013

Hayes Griffin (left) and Dalton Chaffee (right) Two Tennessee high school students have now done what many scientists strive for: publishing their research in a top science journal.  Their research sheds new light on how mate choice is influenced by "sexual imprinting," a process whereby individuals express preference for mates with traits similar to their mothers, to their fathers, or to other adult members in their population. Full Story

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