Bee brains

Researchers at Arizona State University have discovered that epigenetic tags within the brains of honeybees can change the genetically disposed roles of nurse bees, turning them into foragers and even back to their original nursing role, depending on the needs of the hive.


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Todd Detwiler



This Illustrator infographic illustrates how chemical changes within the brains of nurse bees change their genetically assigned duties within the hive and again when they return to their original role as nurse bees.

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