Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Similarity to humans

About 75% of known human disease genes have a recognizable match in the genetic code of fruit flies and 50% of fly protein sequences have mammalian analogues.


  1. WOW some dark thoughts comes across my mind...
    I'll never look at a fly in the same way now!
    May be one day we'll have flies wings.

    Nice to see your drawing again!!

  2. that's a brilliant drawing. I was wondering if I can use it for a public engagement event I am doing. Please can you let me know if I can use it. thanks

  3. Of course you can use it!! Thanks for asking!!!

    1. Thank you for allowing me to use your drawing. How would you like me to acknowledge you (put your name or "Drosophila drawings" on the slide)? If you'd like your name(which I prefer) then I can send you an email regarding it. Thanks again.

  4. Great! Thank you very much.

    All you other drawings are brilliantly wonderful and funny!!