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Senior Investigator Tackles Severe Asthma: Searching for Novel Treatments One Trial at a Time
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Why Do Fruit Flies Take Naps? NHLBI Investigator Studies Connections Between Sleep Patterns and Gene Networks in Fruit Flies

Gary H. Gibbons
August 19, 2014

When NIH researchers talk about genome-wide association studies (GWAS), they’re often talking about research that compares DNA markers across the genome in people with a disease to people without the disease. In the case of NHLBI’s Dr. Susan Harbison, she’s most likely talking about the DNA and genome of Drosophilia, aka, the common fruit fly....
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