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  • Study: Gene regulation underlies the evolution of social complexity in bees

    Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology faculty members Saurabh Sinha, a professor of computer science, left; and Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and IGB director; and an international consortium of 52 scientists used comparative genomics to discover that the evolution of bee society is associated with increases in the complexity of gene regulation.

    Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology faculty members Saurabh Sinha, a professor of computer science, left; and Gene Robinson, a professor of entomology and IGB director; and an international consortium of 52 scientists used comparative genomics to discover that the evolution of bee society is associated with increases in the complexity of gene regulation.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor's notes: To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email generobi@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Genome Signatures of Evolutionary Transitions from Solitary to Group Living,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.