It took 272 researchers to sequence the first human genome, the Wall Street Journal writes, but 1,014 investigators to report on the Muller F element in the fruit fly.

"There was a joke that anyone who had ever seen a fruit fly got to be an author," Zen Faulkes from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley tells the Journal.

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