This week’s video comes to us from Joanne Manaster‘s post over at PsiVid. According to Joanne:

How does a mouse build a burrow, and do genes help control this behavior? This was a question asked by members of the Hoekstra lab at Harvard.

Research results from Dr. Hopi Hoekstra’s lab, based on the 2013 Nature paper, Discrete genetic modules are responsible for complex burrow evolution in Peromyscus mice, has been released in video form with charming animation and engaging narration.