Medical significance of Caenorhabditis elegans.
Caenorhabditis elegans is now the model organism of choice for a growing number of researchers. A combination of its apparent simplicity, exquisite genetics, the existence of a full molecular toolkit and a complete genome sequence makes it ideal for rapid and effective study of gene function. A survey of the C. elegans genome indicates that this 'simple' worm contains many genes with a high degree of similarity to human disease genes. For many human disease genes it has proven, and will conti...Expand abstract
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