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Rogue Fruit Fly DNA Offers Protection From Insecticides

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Science  29 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5735, pp. 681
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5735.681a

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On page 764 of this issue of Science, researchers report discovering a transposon that, by changing a gene, seems to help fruit flies evolve resistance to certain insecticides, one of a growing number of examples of natural selection preserving transposons.