News FocusEVOLUTION OF DEVELOPMENTAL DIVERSITY MEETING

RNAi Takes Evo-Devo World by Storm

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Science  16 Apr 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5669, pp. 384
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5669.384

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COLD SPRING HARBOR, NEW YORK-- The Evolution of Developmental Diversity meeting held here 31 March to 4 April covered evolutionary, developmental, and genetic aspects of a menagerie of organisms. At least a half-dozen evo-devo biologists, as they call themselves, reported new results made possible through RNA interference, a technique for finding out the functions of genes.