#Science Quotable: Mark Gerstein on genetic model organisms!

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“One way to describe and understand the human genome is through comparative genomics and studying model organisms. The special thing about the worm and fly is that they are very distant from humans evolutionarily, so finding something conserved across all three – human, fly and worm – tells us it is a very ancient, fundamental process.” – Mark Gerstein on genetic model organisms, and the modENCODE and ENCODE projects.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientists-human-worm-genomes-biology.html#jCp