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Shawn Lockery, Ph.D., Co-founder

Genome wide associations and the nematode pharynx: ever the twain shall meet

Question: What might you get if you cross the feeding organ of a roundworm with a genome wide association study? Answer: A cornucopia of novel genes for synaptic transmission, neuromodulation, energy regulation, peptidergic signaling, learning and memory, and more. This riddle, and its answer, are prompted by the convergence of two exciting trends in research …

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