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ScienceCasts: Fruit Flies on the International Space Station

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Published on Jul 1, 2014

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A new species is about to join astronauts on the International Space Station: Drosophila melanogaster, also known as the "fruit fly." Genetically speaking, the bug-eyed insects have a lot in common with human beings, and they are poised to teach researchers a great deal about voyaging into deep space.

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