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Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two
Fruit Fly Males Woo Females with Three Songs, Not Two

Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.

Researchers show that Drosophila melanogaster males are capable of producing more modes of courtship song with their wings than previously thought.

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Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Diana Kwon | Jul 30, 2018
The Stanford University professor was known for his work on sex determination and courtship in flies.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Dan Lindsley Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 26, 2018
A leader in the Drosophila community, the UCSD professor was well known for his so-called Red Book of fruit fly genetics.
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
Image of the Day: Gene Expression
Image of the Day: Gene Expression
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 9, 2018
A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
3-D–Printed Ethoscopes Lower Barriers to Large-Scale Fly Behavior Studies
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
The DIY devices collect data and enable light stimulation, chamber agitation, and gas infusion.
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans. 
Image of the Day: Blood Factory
Image of the Day: Blood Factory
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 20, 2017
In Drosophila larvae, the formation of blood cells takes place in a specialized organ, the lymph gland.
Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate
Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 2, 2017
Young talks with The Scientist about studying circadian rhythms in fruit flies, the applications of his work beyond Drosophila, and winning the prize. 
Q&A with Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash
Q&A with Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash
Ashley Yeager | Oct 2, 2017
A basic curiosity about how life works led the Brandeis University molecular biologist to discover how our bodies keep time.