The Concordian – Small, six-legged, and fierce – and entirely enchanting

Ants could change the way we think about cancer and genetic engineering. Dr. Ehab Abouheif, a professor at McGill, discussed his research on the evolution of ants during a special lecture at Concordia on Friday.

Ants provide a rare opportunity to understand how group dynamics can influence genetics. “We can learn a lot, if you want to understand how social environments and interactions affect the way genes work,” Abouheif said.

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Republished by SAMU’s The Griff (MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alta.)

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