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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 essential – at least for the fruit fly. This Picture of the Week shows the brain lobes of Drosophila. It’s an insect so tiny and so […]

By Mehdi Khadraoui

Picture of the week

EMBL sees it all

The hexagons visible in this Picture of the Week are the eyes of an ordinary housefly, visualised with a scanning electron microscope. Former staff member Anna Steyer, who captured this brilliant image, has coloured seven of the receptor areas of the eye to create a stylised version of the EMBL logo. The eyes of the fly illustrate the […]

By Mathias Jäger

Picture of the week

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