The Fly

Don't swat me

Flies, and particularly Drosophila, have played and play an extraordinary role in scientific discovery, in medicine and in nature.

A place in scientific research

See also these reviews on the role of Drosophila in genetics and neuroscience research.

A place in nature

A place in medicine

See also this excellent review enumerating the many uses of Drosophila in biology and medicine, some resulting in Nobel prizes.