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Genes 2014, 5(2), 385-414; doi:10.3390/genes5020385

The Little Fly that Could: Wizardry and Artistry of Drosophila Genomics

VIB Center for the Biology of Disease, VIB, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Center for Human Genetics, University of Leuven School of Medicine, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
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Received: 3 March 2014 / Revised: 16 April 2014 / Accepted: 21 April 2014 / Published: 13 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Grand Celebration: 10th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project)
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For more than 100 years now, the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster has been at the forefront of our endeavors to unlock the secrets of the genome. From the pioneering studies of chromosomes and heredity by Morgan and his colleagues, to the generation of fly models for human disease, Drosophila research has been at the forefront of genetics and genomics. We present a broad overview of some of the most powerful genomics tools that keep Drosophila research at the cutting edge of modern biomedical research.
Keywords: Drosophila; genetics; genomics Drosophila; genetics; genomics
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Ejsmont, R.K.; Hassan, B.A. The Little Fly that Could: Wizardry and Artistry of Drosophila Genomics. Genes 2014, 5, 385-414.

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