Drosophila RNAi screening in a postgenomic world.

  title={Drosophila RNAi screening in a postgenomic world.},
  author={Chris Bakal},
  journal={Briefings in functional genomics},
  volume={10 4},
  • C. Bakal
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Biology
  • Briefings in functional genomics
Drosophila melanogaster has a long history as a model organism with several unique features that make it an ideal research tool for the study of the relationship between genotype and phenotype. Importantly fundamental genetic principles as well as key human disease genes have been uncovered through the use of Drosophila. The contribution of the fruit fly to science and medicine continues in the postgenomic era as cell-based Drosophila RNAi screens are a cost-effective and scalable enabling… 

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