Friday, June 03, 2005
When the genetically altered fruit fly was released into the observation chamber, it did what these breeders par excellence tend to do. It pursued a waiting virgin female. It gently tapped the girl with its leg, played her a song (using wings as instruments) and, only then, dared to lick her - all part of standard fruit fly seduction.
The observing scientist looked with disbelief at the show, for the suitor in this case was not a male, but a female that researchers had artificially endowed with a single male-type gene. -hahaha, I think they must of mixed in some of Shane McClutchens genes.
"Hopefully this will take the discussion about sexual preferences out of the realm of morality and put it in the realm of science."
-Dr. Michael Weiss, chairman of the department of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University.