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MIT: Cooperative Behavior Meshes With Evolutionary Theory
April 6, 2009
One of the questions raised by evolutionary theory is how cooperative behavior, which benefits other members of a species at a cost to the individual, came to exist. If only the fittest survive, genes for a behavior that benefits everybody in a population should not last and cooperative behavior should die out. Now MIT researchers have used game theory to understand one solution yeast use to get around this problem.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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