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The Sea Urchin Genome: Where Will It Lead Us?

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Science  10 Nov 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5801, pp. 939-940
DOI: 10.1126/science.1136252

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The sea urchin genome reveals large domains of biology heretofore unexplored at the genome level, as this is the first nonchordate deuterostome sequence. The sequence will accelerate progress toward complete understanding of the genomic regulatory system that controls developmental specification and morphogenetic function, thus illuminating basic developmental process in all animals.

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