Genes, worms and the new genetics
Presenter: Julie Ahringer
Published: January 2010
Age: 18-22 and upwards
Views: 1008 views
Source/institution: Royal Society
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.