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Fruit flies have been genetically modified to GLOW when they detect cancer

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using bioluminescence as a marker in genetic modification is routine for good reason: it provides a very clear visual confirmation that the desired gene has been target correctly. A new application involves modifying the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster so that their antennae light up in the presence of cancerous cells. The report comes from lead author Martin […]