New Gene for Memory Identified in Fruit Fly; May Shed Light on Human Neurological Disorders, Scripps Translational Science Institute Study

Published: Sep 09, 2010 -- A team led by a Scripps Research Institute scientist has for the first time identified a new gene that is required for memory formation in Drosophila, the common fruit fly. The gene may have similar functions in humans, shedding light on neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's disease or human learning disabilities.

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