This is what happens when you try to cheat your genetic destiny

Jun 29, 2015


inb4 some robust male or skinny fat fag says that fat people are that way because of muh diet and excercise we all have the same metabolism, there just lazy.
[font=Georgia, Times, serif]Graff borrowed some of the descendents of the skinny fruit flies from Doane to take a closer look at their genetics. Sure enough, fruit flies with efficient copies of the adipose gene were very thin. Those with poorly functioning copies were pudgier.[/font]

[font=Georgia, Times, serif]If there was one good copy and one bad one, the flies were medium weight.[/font]
[font=Georgia, Times, serif]“The gene was more like a volume control rather than an on/off switch,” Graff says.[/font]
[font=Georgia, Times, serif]Graff and his colleagues wondered how good copies of the gene would impact survival in the wild. So they subjected the skinny flies to famine-like conditions. Not surprisingly, they did poorly. From an evolutionary perspective, this gene is the one that helps animals do well in affluent times — very much like the situation in western countries today, says Graff.[/font]
[font=Georgia, Times, serif]“In times of plenty, these super skinny, sleek and fast flies can easily get away from predators,” Graff adds. “But in times of shortage, they don’t make it.”[/font]
based fruit flies