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An embryo of the fruit fly Drosophila.

Predicting how gene expression varies

Discoveries at EMBL will help researchers to interpret one of the most common types of experiments in genomics and medical…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Different parts of a fruit fly arranged into an artificial green eye.

The eye of science

This image is a composite of lateral pentascolopidial organs, a wing imaginal disc pouch, and an epithelial wound in a Drosophila larva. The organs…

By Mathias Jäger

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Composite image of fly larvae organs making up a flower

From fly to flower

In this composite image, visual artist Mona Kakanj assembled three different biological structures in fly larvae into a flower. The original images…

By Marius Bruer

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Gazing at healing wounds

What may look like a branch of a tree with the first flower buds emerging after winter are, in fact, tracheal cells of a fruit fly larva and their…

By Mathias Jäger

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Breathe in, breathe out

This image shows the tracheal system of a live fruit fly larva. Daniel Rios from the Leptin Group and Dimitri Kromm from the Hufnagel Group used this…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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New technique for studying living fly larvae

This technique provides a simple but effective way to study the functions of organs in living…

By Patrick Mueller

Science

Inside out, and grub becomes fly

The three bluish blobs shown in the top right corner of this image may not resemble the sphere of noodles that is the human brain, but they are still…

By Mehdi Khadraoui

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A giant called dumpy

Fruit flies have something that we don’t have: they produce a protein called dumpy. This protein is the largest created by insects, and is…

By Doreen Feike

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Stripes of colour display gene expression patterns

Transcriptional hubs confer phenotypic robustness

Enhancers in Drosophila embryos gather together to preserve phenotypes under stressful…

By Josh Tapley

Science

A model of CRISPR/Cas9

Wielding the genetic scissors

What CRISPR may bring for the future of biology, and how it is used at…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

Super-resolution image of the basal surface of a cellularising Drosophila embryo.

Actin crosslinking plays key role in tissue morphogenesis

New insights into mechanisms behind embryonic…

By Cella Carr

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The dynamic process of cell division.

Drawing knowledge

A conversation about art-science collaborations and the importance of drawing in…

By Fabian Oswald

Science

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