Reverse-engineering of Behaviors
Creating eusocial fruit flies using genetic knowledges with genome-editing technologies
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Reverse-engineering of behaviors
This is a major accomplishment for which those working on honeybees should be thankful. While perhaps not easy, the path Schulte et al have blazed is a very important one. Schulte, C., Theilenberg, E., Müller-Borg, M., Gempe, T., & Beye, M. (2014). Highly efficient integration and expression of piggyBac-derived cassettes in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(24), 9003–8. doi:10.1073/pnas.1402341111
The goal of the NSF-funded Insect Genetic Technologies RCN is to connect insect scientists for the purpose of disseminating advanced technologies for genome modification of insects through symposia, technical workshops, and training fellowships. The network is open to all: students, postdocs, researchers, technicians and faculty. I encourage you to participate in the IGTRCN by sharing your ideas and collaborating with others in the community.