jump! jump! heeheeheehee19 Apr 2005
Posted on 19 Apr 2005 • in blog-archive •
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.