Houseflies are close human companions, New Scientist says. Cornell University entomologist Jeffrey Scott, who recently published on the housefly genome in Genome Biology, tells the New Scientist that flies seem to have spread out of Africa as people did.

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In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

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