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Cheating is Easy--for the Social Amoeba
February 14, 2008
Cheating is easy and seemingly without cost for the social amoeba known as Dictyostelium discoideum, said a team of researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University in Houston, who conducted the first genome-scale search for social genes and found more than 100 mutant genes that allow cheating.
Baylor College of Medicine
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