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A Parakeet Genome Project?

Science  16 Feb 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5507, pp. 1187
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5507.1187

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.Researchers who study aging hope to troll the human genome sequence for new insights into genes involved in so-called oxidative damage to cells and genes, which is thought to limit an organism's life-span A few in the field have another request: sequence the parakeet.