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Fruit Flies on the International Space Station, Video
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, International Space Station, fruit flies, Drosophila )

Beatrice
- 19 days ago - science.nasa.gov
Genetically speaking, people and fruit flies are surprisingly alike, explains biologist Sharmila Bhattacharya of NASA's Ames Research Center. "About 77% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genetic code of fruit flies, and 50%
GM Maggots Expected in Fruit Imports After Go-Ahead for Brazil GM Fruit Fly Experiments - Via Sustainable Pulse
Science & Tech  (tags: GMOs, Fruit Flies, Brazil, Food, Maggots, Health risks, Humans, Science, Ethical concerns, Article )

Victoria
- 53 days ago - sustainablepulse.com
GM maggots are expected in Brazilian fruit imports as the country moves forward with an open release of millions of genetically modified Mediterranean fruit flies. Live GM flies could also be transported in the fruit. No release date has been announced.
Fruit Flies Force Their Young to Drink Alcohol for Their Own Good
Science & Tech  (tags: Fruit Flies, Science )

Ashly
- 520 days ago - sciencedaily.com
The fruit fly study adds to the evidence "that using toxins in the environment to medicate offspring may be common across the animal kingdom," says biologist Todd Schlenke.
Oregon Scientists Seek Defense Against Crop-Destroying Fruit Flies
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, whys to deal with, Fruit flies, destruction )

Lone
- 1591 days ago - oregonlive.com
It's a tiny fruit fly with an exotic name and a taste for some of Oregon's most valuable crops. And since its surprise and destructive appearance last August, the state's leading entomologists have been engaged in a frantic, crash course to find it,
Building Brains: Mammalian-Like Neurogenesis In Fruit Flies
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, research, fruit flies, scientists, discovery )


- 2346 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A new way of generating brain cells has been uncovered in Drosophila. The findings, published this week in the online open access journal Neural Development, reveal that this novel mode of neurogenesis is very similar to that seen in mammalian brains,
Gay-Straight Switch: Would You Switch?
Science & Tech  (tags: fruit flies, gender, GB gene, gene mutation, science )

Eduardo
- 2417 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Scientists discovered what they call a "gender blind gene," or GB, in male fruit flies. A mutation in this GB gene spurred the males flies to start courting other males, as well as females.
   

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