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Nature Genetics 39, 581 - 582 (2007)
doi:10.1038/ng0507-581

Road rage and fruit flies

Anne F Simon1 & David E Krantz1

  1. Anne F. Simon and David E. Krantz are in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology, Gonda (Goldschmied) Neuroscience and Genetics Research Center, 695 Charles Young Drive, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90095-1761, USA. e-mail: dkrantz@ucla.edu


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