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Fruit Fly Blitz Shows the Power of Comparative Genomics

Science  09 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5852, pp. 903
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5852.903

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A consortium of about 250 researchers has sequenced 10 genomes from different fruit fly species; combining these sequences with existing DNA data, they have done a 12-way comparison to track the evolution of genes, regulatory regions, entire pathways, and cellular processes.

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