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A Dicty Mystery Solved
May 26, 2010
Rice University evolutionary biologists reported in a paper published this week, that the first cells to starve in a slime mold seem to have an advantage that not only helps them survive to reproduce, but also pushes those that keep on eating into sacrificing themselves for the common good.
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