Dark-Fly: A Line of Fruit Fly Bred in the Dark for 57 Years (1,400 Generations)

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What are these strange creatures capable of?

Talk about a long scientific experiment*. Japanese researchers have bred an unusual line of fruit fly called “Dark-fly” which has been kept in constant darkness for 57 years (1,400 generations). They’ve sequenced the Dark-fly’s genome and are now figuring out the genomic alterations linked to adaptation to living in the dark.

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