Verbing Science! with Kristi Montooth

Curt Bright Author
02/09/2023 Added
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6. Kristi Montooth, “Fruit Flies, Fedoras, and Endless Forms Most Beautiful” Consider the humble fruit fly. In your kitchen at home, it’s a pest. In a genetics research lab, however, it’s a hero! It’s all a matter of perspective. Science works best when scientists are flexible, willing and able to consider a problem from multiple different perspectives. Nowhere is this more evident than in the field of evolutionary genetics. In this episode, Dr. Kristi Montooth explains how the fruit fly became a cornerstone of this field, and how the synthesis of many different types and sources of information is key to understanding the beautiful and unfathomably complex phenomena of the living world.

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