Seeking social genes

In order understand the evolution of complex societies, researchers are sequencing the genomes of social insects. The most recent data, published this week in the Early Edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, come from several sp…

A new read on DNA sequencing

The twisting, ladder-like form of the DNA molecule — the architectural floor plan of life — contains a universe of information critical to human health. Enormous effort has been invested in deciphering the genetic code, including, most famous…