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  • Paper wasps and honey bees share a genetic toolkit

    Institute for Genomic Biology and entomology professor Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that the same genes guide different social behaviors in honey bees and paper wasps.

    Institute for Genomic Biology and entomology professor Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that the same genes guide different social behaviors in honey bees and paper wasps.

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  • Editor's note: To contact To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-333-6843; e-mail generobi@illinois.edu.
    The paper, “Brain transcriptomic analysis in paper wasps identifies genes associated with behavior across social insect lineages,” is available online.