This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team led by scientists from North Carolina State University report data suggesting that, in fruit flies, parents genetically diversify their offspring to boost their chances of survival against parasites. They exposed fruit flies that had been bred with an identifiable mutation with bacteria and then allowed them to mate. The investigators discovered a higher proportion of recombinant offspring from infected insects than those from a control group.

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