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The Center for Advanced Study Twenty-Third Annual Lecture

Speaker Gene E. Robinson
Date Feb 19, 2014
Time 7:30 pm  
Location Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 S. Gregory Street; Urbana IL
Cost Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor Center for Advanced Study
Contact Liesel Wildhagen
Phone 217-333-6729
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar Center for Advanced Study

Me to We: Searching for the Genetic Root Sociality

True societies are very rare in biology, but have evolved repeatedly in a group of insects that include the ants, bees, and wasps, with the honey bee widely considered a paragon of sociality.  This lecture uses the honey bee and related species to demonstrate how the new science of genomics enables researchers to study social life in molecular terms, including examples of mechanisms regulating selfish behavior that have evolved to promote cooperation, and connections between socially responsive genomes and human health.