A gene for bad memory? (Link)

Original paper: “RGS14 is a natural suppressor of both synaptic plasticity in CA2 neurons and hippocampal-based learning and memory”

Sci. Am. article: “Knocking Out a ‘Dumb’ Gene Boosts Memory in Mice”

Science Daily article: “Gene Limits Learning and Memory in Mice”

They haven’t found any deficit in the mice with RGS14 knocked out.