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New Research Finds Evidence of Charitable Behavior in Bacteria

September 1, 2010

cover of Nature magazine 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. Full Story

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