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Press Coverage

Stanley S. and Sydney R. Shuman Associate Professor

Selected Press Coverage

Overviews of the lab’s general research program:

– Colony of clues (Natalie Angier for The New York Times)

– The secret lives of ants (Sandeep Ravindran for PBS Nova Next)


A few articles covering specific projects:

World’s first genetically modified ants shed light on how complex insect societies evolved (Elizabeth Pennisi for Science)

– Scientists create the first mutant ants (Ben Guarino for The Washington Post)

CRISPR elucidates genetic basis of social behavior in ants (Viviane Callier for PNAS)

The mutAnts are here (Daniel Friedman, Deborah Gordon & Liqun Luo for Cell)

New tools, new insights – probing social behaviour in ants (Dorothy Clyde for Nature Reviews Genetics)

Ant genomes rewrite history of Panama land bridge (Carrie Arnold for Nature)

This beetle bites an ant’s waist and pretends to be its butt (Ed Yong for The Atlantic)

– Social evolution: policing without genetic conflict (Ben Oldroyd for Current Biology)

– Why cockroaches stay in your neighborhood (Derek Kravitz for The Wall Street Journal)


A few podcasts and interviews covering our work:

Sensing teamwork: Scientists pinpoint how chemicals drive social behavior in ants (Abigail Fagan for Scienceline)

Raiders of the lost orco (Nels Elde and Vincent Racaniello for TWiEVO)

Antisocial ants (Michael Tabb for QUARTZ)

Is it a butt or a bug? Newly discovered beetle masquerades as ant’s backside (CBC Radio)

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