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Scientists searching for the genomics version of the holy grail – more insight into predicting how an animal's genes affect physical or behavioral traits – now have a reference manual that should speed gene discoveries in everything from pest control to personalized medicine.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have found a genetic â€œswitchâ€ in fruit flies that plays an important role in making flies more tolerant to alcohol.
A suite of genes that affect aggression in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been identified.
For many animals, sleep is a risk: foraging for food, mingling with mates and guarding against predators just aren't possible while snoozing.