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2005-06-15 18:45:00

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- New research has shown that the manipulation of a single gene in female fruit flies can make their sexual behavior resemble that of males, in a study that demonstrates the power of individual genes and the profound impact of genetics on complex sexual behavior. The findings were published today in the journal Nature by scientists from Oregon State University, Stanford University and Brandeis University. The research was done with the gene "fruitless," which is present...