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Who's the Queen? Ask the Genes

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Science  09 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5852, pp. 910-911
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5852.910

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Biologists are finding that in social insects such as termites (see report on p. 985 of this week's issue of Science) nature, not nurture, determines whether offspring become workers or royalty.