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  • Print publication year: 2021
  • Online publication date: February 2021

6 - The Naked Fly

from Part II - Flies


The abnormal animal that introduces this chapter is a fly with no bristles. It turns out that flies "know" where to make bristles based on a GPS system of area codes in their genome. Humans probably have one too, but no one has located it yet. The chapter discusses the evolution of nakedness in humans and the genetics of why.

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