Paper Boys

Episode 67

How does hibernation work genetically?

Bears undergo some serious internal changes throughout the year.

With winter setting in, it’s easy to wonder why we humans can’t simply hibernate. How is it that animals like bears can simply bypass eating and drinking for such a long time? Join us this week as Charlie and James dive into new research investigating the genetic mechanisms of hibernation in bears!

Check out the journal article here and the NY Times article here.

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