[ASC-list] We are the same as fruit flies?

Nancy Longnecker nancy.longnecker at uwa.edu.au
Thu Jun 27 00:26:01 UTC 2013

In my day, euthanasia of fruit flies involved putting them in a jar with a chemical (chloroform? don't remember) and they quickly 'dropped like flies'. The procedure may have changed by now.

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Hi all

A *simple* question.  Research that is carried out on fruit flies.  How well
does it relate back to humans?

Do the researchers have little fly tools; to cut their wings off, dissect
them and little masks to euthanise them??  :))

I'm serious about the question btw.


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