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The Drosophila Genome Sequence: Implications for Biology and Medicine

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Science  24 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5461, pp. 2218-2220
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5461.2218

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Abstract

The 120-megabase euchromatic portion of theDrosophila melanogaster genome has been sequenced. Because the genome is compact and many genetic tools are available, and because fly cell biology and development have much in common with mammals, this sequence may be the Rosetta stone for deciphering the human genome.

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