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With fruit fly sex, researchers find mind-body connection

repressing male courting behavior and boosting female receptivity. Fruitless and doublesex act together, as a switch system, to affect this sexual behavior.

"The big story is the crossover between the 'mind' and 'body' pathways," McKeown said. "If sexual behaviors are genetically controlled in humans, I expect that this system would be just as much, if not more, complicated."
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