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Scientists Create First Mutant Ants

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Washington Post:

    On Thursday, two independent research teams described their work deleting ant genes. Two papers chronicling the first mutant ants appeared in the journal Cell, along with a third study that altered ant behavior using an insect brain hormone.

    Claude Desplan, a New York University biologist and an author of one of the studies, said that, as far as he could tell, these ants are “the first mutant in any social insect.”

    This is how it starts.

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  2. Tim McCall


    Watch out Paul Rudd.
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  3. Raku


    The real life Spi-I mean real life Ant-Man will be a thing =D
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  4. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    "This is how it starts,
    Take my shoes off, bitten by mutant ants"

    @Jason Tate :crylaugh:
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  6. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    How what starts?
  7. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter