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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
- 75 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%



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Comments

Stan B. (124)
Wednesday July 9, 2014, 6:33 pm
They're a real pain on my tomato plants!
 

John S. (304)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:37 am
Noted.
 

Victoria Oakey (115)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 4:43 pm
Ty for the interesting news.
 

Colin Hope (244)
Thursday July 10, 2014, 11:53 pm
Thanks for sharing, Beatrice!!
 

Bob P. (427)
Saturday July 12, 2014, 2:06 am
Thanks Beatrice
 
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