A couple of the drosophila flies that I modified to express eye cells instead of wings. Sexy.
Remember when I did this for fun?
I also modified other drosophila melanogaster to carry different mutations, you can view some of their phenotypes at this link. Note: I’m not a fan of the names for some of the mutations (links to NPR) but as far as I can tell, the website I linked does not include those in the NPR link.
Anyway back to real point of this post, my mom called me recently to make me promise that I wouldn’t send her photos of things like this that I do in lab. She was adamant and I could sense the seriousness and chills that accompanied the thought of seeing tanother photo akin to the one above was having on her via her voice. Hah. love my mom, she’s far and away my best friend.
My other sister would text me a few a days later to ask me to send her these and other photos so that she could show them to her high school biology teacher. I felt a little cool.