This year’s Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine went to researchers who pioneered the use of the tiny worm Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model for exploring basic processes involved in the development and behavior of multicellular organisms. Learn more about the remarkable C. elegans from a Vanderbilt University news feature about this “elegant worm” and the Web pages of Don Riddle’s genetics group at the University of Missouri.

Go to: http://www.biotech.missouri.edu/Dauer-World/ and http://exploration.vanderbilt.edu/news/news_worm.htm

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