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Science. 2000 Mar 24;287(5461):2218-20.

The Drosophila genome sequence: implications for biology and medicine.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Abstract

The 120-megabase euchromatic portion of the Drosophila melanogaster genome has been sequenced. Because the genome is compact and many genetic tools are available, and because fly cell biology and development have much in common with mammals, this sequence may be the Rosetta stone for deciphering the human genome.

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