Fly Genes of the Past: The Future of Cancer Research?
May25

Fly Genes of the Past: The Future of Cancer Research?

Neuroblastoma is a rare form of cancer that doesn’t occur in the wild- only in humans. Scientists have recently found that neuroblastoma is caused by a mutation in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. Drosophila melanogaster, or fruit flies, also have the ALK gene and may be able to serve as animal models for this rare disease.

Read More