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Memories of a fruitfly

Despite its tiny size, the fruitfly brain is staggeringly intricate. So teasing apart how it remembers things — even a simple line pattern — is a daunting task. Progress is being made, thanks to genetic innovations.

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Figure 1: Expressing a learning enzyme in selected cells.
Figure 2: Pinpointing visual memories.

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Quinn, W. Memories of a fruitfly. Nature 439, 546–547 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/439546a

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