Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

March 10, 2012
Scientists study human diseases in flies
At the ongoing Genetics Society of America's 53rd Annual Drosophila Research Conference in Chicago, several scientific investigators shared their knowledge of some of the genetic diseases that have counterparts in the well-studied model organism, fruit fly, including ataxia-telangiectasia, a neurodegenerative disorder; Rett Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder; and kidney stones, a common health ailment.
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