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A Trojan horse inside genes of the fruit fly

September 3, 2007

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There's an impostor hiding in the genes of the fruit fly. Researchers from the University of Rochester and the J. Craig Venter Institute have found a huge chunk of foreign genetic code from a parasite stuck in the middle of the fly's genes. Jack Werren, the lead author of the study and a specialist on the parasite called Wolbachia, says ... (Full article: 610 words)

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