A Blog Around The Clock

Honeybee genome completed!

The honeybee genome project has been finished and a bunch of papers are coming out tomorrow. As soon as they become available online I will comment, at least on the one paper that shows that the molecular machinery of the bee circadian clock is much more similar to the mammalian clock than the fruitfly clock – something that makes me very excited.

In the meantime, you can read more about the bees and their genome on The Loom, The Scientist, Scientific American and EurekAlert.