See press release: Genetic surprise confirms neglected 70-year-old evolutionary theory

Wandering fly gene supports new model of speciation

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Fruit fly (Image: MEDISCAN/CORBIS)

“The jumping of a gene from one chromosome to another can likely contribute to the birth of new species, a genetic analysis of flies reveals. The result validates an underappreciated mechanism of so-called reproductive isolation, a key component of speciation.”