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October 10, 2003

Genetically Driven Undertaking

Well, sort of...

Some research with bees showing their "occupation" is largely determined by their genetic make-up.

Although the article's writier does not seem to have too large a grasp on his content matter, it is rather interesting nonetheless.

Posted by A. Beaujean at 10:49 AM




Dalton??!

Posted by: Jason Malloy at October 10, 2003 12:26 PM


I gave a warning that the writer didn't have the greatest handle on the contents on which he wrote. I cringed at irreverancy toward Galton and the deragatory treatment of behavior genetics, but I thought the content outweighed the faux paws.

Posted by: Alex B. at October 10, 2003 04:47 PM


The original paper is published in Science:
"Gene Expression Profiles in the Brain Predict Behavior in Individual Honey Bees"
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/302/5643/296

Posted by: Eric at October 10, 2003 10:47 PM