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white-eyed melon flies

A view inside a cage in a lab with dozens of melon flies perched on the floor and walls. In the middle of the floor is a shallow white paper cup containing light-brown food for the flies. A few of the flies are on the food or on the walls of the cup.

Using CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing, a research team developed melon flies (Zeugodacus cucurbitae) with white eyes, a useful mutation for testing the gene-editing protocol because the classic genetic marker is easy to see. (Photo by Daniel Paulo, Ph.D.)

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