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"Sociodiversity in honeybees and humans"

December 07, 2017
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The Faculty of Science has posted a feature of an invited research commentary by our own Tier 1 CRC, Dr. Bernie Crespi. Bernie was invited by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences to provide commentary on a recent research paper that provides evidence of overlap between humans and honeybees in genes underlying social behaviour.

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Faculty of Science Research Page:
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Link to paper – “Deep evolutionary conservation of autism-related genes” by Hagai Y. Shpigler, Michael C. Saul, Frida Corona, Lindsey Block, Amy Cash Ahmed, Sihai D. Zhao, and Gene E. Robinson. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114(36):9653–9658 (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708127114.

Link to Bernie's commentary – “Shared sociogenetic basis of honey bee behavior and human risk for autism” by Bernard J. Crespi. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  114(36): 9502–9504 (2017). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1712292114