The team [from Montreal] selectively took the Bmal1 gene from the striatum [from mice], but not anywhere else, to avoid disrupting the circadian rhythm. Since sleep deprivation has a connection to cognitive problems that may affect decision-making, the team left Bmal1 genes untouched to avoid disrupting the process.
Results show that male mice with the deleted gene drank more than the control group (a separate group of mice with their striatal Bmal1 gene left intact). Interestingly, female mice with the deleted gene showed the opposite effect. Female mice with the deleted Bmal1 gene drank less than female mice who had it.
So, a female to male transgender will drink less than that person’s male peers or vice versa, while a male to female transgender will now partake in more risky behavior than that person use to when he was male? I’m so confused. – Dr. Tar