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    A Brief History of Fruit Fly Research By Wendy Chao, PhD Contrary to Sarah Palin's recent remarks, the humble fruit fly is one of the most powerful tools in biomedical research. Here is a brief history of fruit fly research. TO WATCH THIS VIDEO WITHOUT THE OBSTRUCTING iReport WATERMARK, SEE: To see more science videos, visit the Journal of Visualized Experiments website at: References: Rubin GM, Lewis EB. A brief history of Drosophila's contributions to genome research. Science. 2000 Mar 24;287(5461):2216-8. Muller HJ. Artificial transmutation of the gene. Science. 1927 Jul 22;66(1699):84-87. Nüsslein-Volhard C, Wieschaus E. Mutations affecting segment number and polarity in Drosophila. Nature. 1980 Oct 30;287(5785):795-801. The Drosophila Genome (Special Issue). Science. 2000 Mar 24;287(5461):2105-2364. Botas J. Drosophila researchers focus on human disease. Nature Genetics. 2007 May;39(5):589-91. Image credits: The Academic Family Tree. Science. News at Princeton. New York Times. Nature. Music: Prelude in F Major (from the Clavierbüchlein vor W. F. Bach) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed by C. Breemer, Piano Society.

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