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A new reference genome sequence for Caenorhabditis elegans?

A new study “recompletes” the C. elegans genome sequence, revealing hitherto unseen genes.

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Howe is a principal investigator with WormBase.

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Howe, K.L. A new reference genome sequence for Caenorhabditis elegans?. Lab Anim 48, 267–268 (2019).

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