Start A Petition

Fruit Flies on the International Space Station, Video

Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, research, International Space Station, fruit flies, Drosophila )

- 1443 days ago -
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%

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Stan B (123)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:33 pm
They're a real pain on my tomato plants!

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:37 am

Victoria Oakey (124)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:43 pm
Ty for the interesting news.

Colin Hope (243)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 11:53 pm
Thanks for sharing, Beatrice!!

Bob P (394)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:06 am
Thanks Beatrice
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Science & Tech

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.