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Roundworm infection, or toxocariasis, is a zoonotic disease — a disease that can be transmitted from animals to humans. Dogs and cats are the definitive hosts for the roundworm species that commonly cause human disease.
New primate-specific gene family that spans about 10% of human chromosome 2

New primate-specific gene family that spans about 10% of human chromosome 2

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

Anti-seizure drugs slow aging in roundworms

Ubiquitination protects against improper Notch signaling

Ubiquitination protects against improper Notch signaling

Gene that affects alcohol sensitivity

Gene that affects alcohol sensitivity

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

Researchers identify new genes that control the formation of cilia found throughout the human body

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

Research uncovers critical pieces of human genome

Researchers turn off individual human genes to study their function

Researchers turn off individual human genes to study their function