Please watch this clip from Sarah Palin's speech about Congressional policy from this past weekend.
All members of the ScientistSolutions.com community to are invited to debate the merits and disadvantages of Drosophila (Fruit Fly) Research.
This is a great opportunity for the genetics community to issue a measured rebuttal and explain the benefits gained from their research for the "Public Good" and help educate those who do not understand the complex path from insect/invertebrate genetics to human medicine.
Equally, if you believe that Drosophila research and similar programs receive too much public funding, please state your case here.
This is likely to be a heated topic. As with all topics on the boards, any abusive or inappropriate remarks will be removed.
I encourage constructive and measured responses and am looking forward to a lively debate.