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How the fruit fly got its stripes: Researchers explore precision of embryonic development


January 31, 2019

A team at Princeton University found that early steps in fruit fly development occur according to a mathematically optimal process. The findings provide evidence that biological events can be predicted from theoretical principles. Full Story

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