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First man made, genetically modified species revealed

| July 27, 2012

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Professor Eduardo Moreno of the Institute of Cell Biology at the University of Berne announced the creation of the first known man made species in an article published in the open access peer reviewed journal Public Library of Science on July 25, 2012. Moreno genetically modified the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster so that this new species Drosophila synthetica cannot reproduce with the naturally occurring species of fruit fly. Drosophila synthetica also has smaller, lighter eyes and the wing veins have a different structure than the natural species.

View the original article here: First man made species revealed – Examiner

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