An article explaining the use of the fruit fly Drosophilla melanogaster and its use in the genome research was issued in "Die Presse" on the 11th January 2020. The Vienna Drosophila Resource Center is one of only two existing Drosofila lines stock centers worldwide, and the only one located in Europe. Yearly, the VDRC sends out 8000 lines to 2000 genome researchers from 53 countries. The flies coming from the Viennese stock center have so far contributed to research results published in more than 3000 scientific publications. Read more.