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Don't Swat that Fruit Fly. Say "Thanks"

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Apr 25, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 25:49

Guest: Stephanie Mohr, PhD, Lecturer in the Department of Genetics, Director of the Drosophila Screening Center, Harvard School of Medicine and Author of “First in Fly: Drosophila Research and Biological Discovery”   Rather than swatting that cloud of fruit flies buzzing around the ripe bananas on your kitchen counter, maybe you should step back and offer a reverent “thank you.”  Research on the humble fruit fly has unlocked countless secrets about human genetics and disease, earned scientists at least five Nobel Prizes and continues to reveal crucial insight for our health.