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Deciphering the genetic code of morphogenesis using functional genomics

Athea Vichas and Jennifer A Zallen*

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Developmental Biology Program, Sloan-Kettering Institute, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065, USA

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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:76  doi:10.1186/jbiol180

Published: 22 September 2009

Abstract

A fundamental goal of developmental biology is to define the molecular mechanisms that control cell behavior during morphogenesis. A recent study in BMC Biology combines gene expression profiling, bioinformatics and functional analysis to identify genes that shape the Drosophila embryo.

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