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Scientists create remote control flies

Remotely controlled fruit flies have been made to jump, beat their wings and fly on command.

The genetically engineered flies, described in the current issue of the journal Cell, are the first creatures that humans have remotely controlled.

Manipulation of behaviour in insects and animals, even humans, has been possible for the past 50 years or so.

Most of the studies, however, involved invasive electrical stimulation of specific parts of the brain.

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  1. Somehow this makes me think of the Imperius curse that whatshisname uses on a spider in one of the Harry Potter books.

    …I have now officially lost count of how many kinds of geek I am.

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