Here’s the cover picture from the February 2009 issue of Genetics, which just arrived in my office.

fly heads

I think this counts as art!  The caption is Adult heads of Drosophila melanogaster mass-fractionated for RNA extraction. Or, to paraphrase Edmund Spenser, “Dead skulls and bones of flies, whose life has gone astray.” For further details see Telonis-Scott et al. (pp. 421-434).  The full citation is: Telonis-Scott et al (2009) Sex-Specific Splicing in Drosophila: Widespread Occurrence, Tissue Specificity and Evolutionary Conservation. Genetics, Vol. 181, 421-434, doi:10.1534/genetics.108.096743