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Fruit fly study IDs missing links in fat-signaling system

Hormone alerts brain to fat-storage status, but its packaging system goes awry in obesity

Oct. 9, 2017 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

A new study uncovers links in the fat-brain connection — in fruit flies. Yes, fruit flies have fat too. Just not very much.

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The sixth samurai: Finding a gene that divides one species from another

How six male flies — among more than 300,000 females — led to the discovery of an evolution-driving gene

Dec. 17, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Researchers at Fred Hutch and the University of Utah have discovered a gene that divides one species of fruit fly from another, solving a century-old evolutionary riddle.

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Q&A: How evolutionary biologists got lucky with a sperm discovery

Drs. Harmit Malik and Mia Levine on a male fruit fly protein necessary for embryo survival

July 7, 2015 | By Dr. Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

Gestation has traditionally been viewed as the mother’s domain, with dad doing little more than depositing his half of the genome. Now, a new study in fruit flies pinpoints a protein in sperm that regulates embryos’ earliest cell divisions.

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