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The Return of the Model

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If you look back at discoveries made in biology, many of them were thanks to a model organism. Gregor Mendel had his pea plants, Thomas Hunt Morgan had his flies, and Sydney Brenner has C. elegans. Indeed, the Notch, Wnt, and Hedgehog pathways were found in fruit flies, and the yeast genome was among the first to be sequenced.

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