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Zebrafish spark mutation debate: disparity in methods muddles quest to determine gene's job.
Some confusing results from studies of zebrafish are fueling a debate about how to determine what a gene does. How the debate shakes out may affect the search for causes of human genetic diseases.
Scientists have long relied on genetic mutations to reveal the processes in which certain genes are involved. For instance, if an organism has a mutation in a gene and then doesn't develop eyes, researchers surmise the gene helps build eyes. Recently, some scientists have tried a different...
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