This shy, alluring fruit fly was minding her own business over a rotting peach when, suddenly, the poor thing was wooed and mated by another female fruit fly, one who had been artificially endowed with a single male-type gene and turned into a. . . lesbian! It’s true. It’s in the NY Times.
In a series of experiments, the researchers found that females given the male variant of the gene acted exactly like males in courtship, madly pursuing other females. Males that were artificially given the female version of the gene became more passive and turned their sexual attention to other males.
And listen, it’s only a matter of time before the science is available over the counter and you’ll be able to put it in your straight best friend’s cocktail.