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Gene-Modified Ants Shed Light on How Societies Are Organized

“‘Our ultimate goal is to have a fundamental understanding of how a complex biological system works,’ Dr. Kronauer said. ‘I use ants as a model to do this.’ As he sees it, ants in a colony are like cells in a multicellular organism, or like neurons in the brain: their fates joined, their labor synchronized, the whole an emergent force to be reckoned with.”

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