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New Research Finds Evidence of Charitable Behavior in Bacteria
September 1, 2010
Researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and from Boston University have discovered that charitable behavior exists in one of the most microscopic forms of life--bacteria. Their findings appear in the current issue of Nature.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard
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