Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, May 6th, 1996
Scientists said that deciphering the genetic code of yeast has been predicted to help researchers learn the function of specific human genes because both yeast and human cells belong to a cell group called eukaryotes. "The yeast genome (genetic structure) is closer to the human genome than anything completely sequenced so far," Dr. Francis Collins, National Center for Human Genome Research, said in a statement.
"The complete sequence will allow us to move into a whole new area of biology looking at how all...
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