Hello. My name is Ethan Bier,
and today I'll be giving you a sense of some of
the interesting applications of active genetics in this talk that's entitled,
The Dawn of Active Genetics.
These two images you see by the way,
in front of you are the work of Valentino Gantz,
who in addition to being a fine scientist,
as you all hear, is also a very gifted artist.
So here is the gentleman himself, Valentino Gantz.
Again, the picture that he drew here of a fly,
where the wing that is out is indicating
a genetic process that repeats from
one generation to the next and the wing that is closed,
one that is part of the body,
where it's not happening.
It's a situation that works.
often, but not 100 percent of the time and he's likened
that to a little bit to a PCR machine which is embedded
in the thorax of that insect to give that kind of pictorial image of the process.