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Sharmila says, “As many as 75 per cent of human disease-causing genes have “a very close functional match to the ones in the fruit flies”. Hence, studying the impact of space on fruit flies helps study changes that humans would experience during spaceflight. An investment into space and human exploration is an investment into our future. So, let’s utilize the universal language of science, and for our children’s sake, let’s pave the way for a better future.”
Shah Rukh Khan asked the scientist if she was planning to shift to mars, to which she said, “I do not want to go to Mars but I know a lot of people who do.”
Commenting on this, Shah Rukh Khan said, “So the entire research is to find out the effect of long-term radiation on humans. Wow, that is interesting. So, how long will this research take? Can I continue buying property on earth? (laughs)”
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