Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, November 15th, 2001
A new article published in Genome Biology investigates why, despite its apparent simplicity, it needs 20,000 genes when animals as complex as humans make do with only 30,000 or so.
Jonathan Hodgkin from the University of Oxford proposes that there are both genetic and ecological reasons that might explain why the worm has so many genes (or why the human has so few).
The genetic reasons behind the large gene number in C....
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