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Tar Heel: Trudy Mackay works with fruit flies to solve genetic mysteries

BY MARTI MAGUIRECorrespondent



RALEIGH - Trudy Mackay’s office has on display a painting of a fruit fly, another one sculpted out of wire, and a magnified image of one with a leg laid across the bottom of its face, in a pose reminiscent of “The Thinker.”Her N.C. State University lab breeds and studies close to a million flies a year, packing them with different forms of DNA and getting them drunk, among other experiments, to explore the complex web of... Read More

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