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Bacteria Provide New Insights into Human Decision Making


December 8, 2009

Bacillus subtilis bacteria Scientists studying how bacteria under stress collectively weigh and initiate different survival strategies say they have gained new insight into how humans make strategic decisions that affect their health, wealth and the fate of others in society. Full Story

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