Items Tagged ‘disease-causing genes’

March 22, 2012

The Mutant Fruit Flies That Tell Us About Human Disease


The common fruit fly and human beings may look nothing alike but appearances can be deceiving. The two species not only share around 70% of the same disease-causing genes but they also have many of the same major organs. This similarity, combined with the flies’ brief life-spans and ability to reproduce quickly, make them invaluable […]

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Tags: disease-causing genes, Dr. Michael Romero, fruit flies

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