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This Week in PLOS

A sociogenomic study of fire ants in PLOS Genetics suggests the insect's gene expression shifts more dramatically in response to its social environment than its social rank. Using a whole-genome array, a team from the US and Switzerland assessed gene expression patterns in Solenopsis invicta fire ants as they established new colonies.

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