Genes, worms and the new genetics

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Presenter: Julie Ahringer

Published: January 2010

Age: 18-22 and upwards

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Source/institution: Royal Society

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A surprising finding over the past 20 years is that all animals have many of the same genes and that they use them in similar ways to grow and develop. These similarities mean that much of what is learned about what genes do in simple animals such as worms can help us understand what human genes do.

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