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Fruit fly study measures genetic variation in learning [Phys]

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

You live, you learn—even if you’re a larva and especially if there’s a little shock involved.
That doesn’t sound particularly nurturing, but the jolt was important to a Rice University scientist and her team who studied common fruit fly larvae. Their strategy helped them conclude that nature and nurture do collaborate in determining the behavior of a population.

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