Why funding fruit fly research is important for the biomedical sciences

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This article advocates for the importance of Drosophila research. It follows up on a previous piece in the same journal advocating for developmental biology (Prokop, 2018a). These articles aim to showcase how policy and decision makers can be alerted to the importance of fundamental biomedical research—a field that is easily underrated by non-specialists because rationales for its significance aren’t usually self-explanatory. Hopefully, this article provides some ideas to inspire members of our community with ways to convince non-specialist audiences of the importance of the research we all value for good reasons.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-201
Number of pages4
JournalOpen Access Government
Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2018