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  • Genetic study offers insight into the social life of bees

    Bombus impatiens was one of the nine species of bees the researchers sequenced.

    Bombus impatiens was one of the nine species of bees the researchers sequenced.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email generobi@illinois.edu. To reach Sydney Cameron, call 217-333-2340; email sacamero@illinois.edu.

    The paper, "Genes Involved in Convergent Evolution of Eusociality in Bees," is available from the UI News Bureau.