Wieschaus' first "personal" encounter with a fruit fly.
Wieschaus' first meeting with Christiane NÃ¼sslein-Volhard and their early working relationship.
Wieschaus' comments on his friend and collaborator Christiane NÃ¼sslein-Volhard.
Generating the mutant fruit flies used in their experiments.
The results of the large-scale mutagenesis -- how many mutants and how many flies
The "magic" number -- how many genes does a fly need for early embryonic development?
Eric Wieschaus, five years old.
Eric Wieschaus as child.
Eric Wieschaus and Christiane NÃ¼sslein-Volhard isolated and characterized many of the genes necessary for early embryonic development in Drosophila.
Christiane NÃ¼sslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus at EMBL.