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    Make females behave just like males.

    Scientists have been able to take control of flies' brains to make females behave just like males.

    Researchers genetically modified the insects so that a group of brain cells that control sexual behaviour could be "switched on" by a pulse of light.

    The team was able to get female fruit flies to produce a courtship song - behaviour usually only seen in males.

    The study, published in the journal Cell, suggests that the wiring in male and female flies' brains is similar.

    Gero Miesenboeck, from Oxford University, UK, who carried out the research with J. Dylan Clyne from Yale University, US, said: "It is often the case that males have to work very hard to convince females to mate with them."

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    I will vote this cold myself as i already knew from many years of experience that "males have to work very hard to convince females to mate with them."

    Although if i spent all day tormenting fruit flies I too would have to work doubly hard to attract a female.

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    So - genetic modification, then specific pulse of light all to get them to sing?? Couple of alco-pops might do the job faster!!;-)

    But wasn't this already achieved in humans back in the 90's with the birth of the Ladette? :whistling:

    chesso;1918245

    So - genetic modification, then specific pulse of light all to get them … So - genetic modification, then specific pulse of light all to get them to sing?? Couple of alco-pops might do the job faster!!;-)



    Curse this site and it's occasion access problems. Beaten to it by a much wittier a wiser person. :oops:

    nightswimmer;1918281

    Curse this site and it's occasion access problems. Beaten to it by a much … Curse this site and it's occasion access problems. Beaten to it by a much wittier a wiser person. :oops:


    Neither!!:-D

    chesso;1918245

    So - genetic modification, then specific pulse of light all to get them … So - genetic modification, then specific pulse of light all to get them to sing?? Couple of alco-pops might do the job faster!!;-)


    Yep, nightclub strobe lights and bacardi breezer dna strands down their necks lol

    This would be brilliant, when the OH starts nagging, pulse a flashlight in her eyes and she would then become sensible!

    markhodges1975;1918341

    Yep, nightclub strobe lights and bacardi breezer dna strands down their … Yep, nightclub strobe lights and bacardi breezer dna strands down their necks lol



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    that was a coffee on the screen moment. :thumbsup: Made my day.

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