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Researchers reprogram social behaviour in carpenter ants using epigenetic drugs.

Epigenetics is a process whereby environmental factors can affect DNA and the mechanism by which DNA is transcribed and translated into proteins. Epigenetic regulation has been observed to affect a variety of distinct traits in animals, including body size, aging, and behaviour. However, there is an enormous gap in knowledge about the epigenetic mechanisms that regulate social behaviour.  Now, a

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