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Study Shows How One Insect Got Its Wings

March 11, 2013

image of a sac of blue cells in a fly Scientists have delved more deeply into the evolutionary history of the fruit fly than ever before to reveal the genetic activity that led to the development of wings--a key to the insect's ability to survive. Full Story

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