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Behind the picture: How fly eye cells get their shape

28 Feb 2018

The main goal of the Pichaud lab at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at University College London is to understand how fly eye cells get their shape. But why do fly eyes matter? And how can studying fruit fly eyes help us fight cancer in humans? Franck Pichaud and Rhian Walther explain all.

Image: Fruit fly photoreceptors imaged with confocal microscope. Copyright : Franck Pichaud Lab

Image: Fruit fly photoreceptors imaged with confocal microscope. Copyright : Franck Pichaud Lab [...]

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