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Spliced Gene Determines Objects of Flies' Desire

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Science  03 Jun 2005:
Vol. 308, Issue 5727, pp. 1392
DOI: 10.1126/science.308.5727.1392

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By creating genetically engineered female fruit flies that mimic the male courtship display, researchers have taken important steps toward understanding the biological basis of this complex, instinctive behavior.