Studying rare diseases can help many


Drs. Shinya Yamamoto, Oguz Kanca, Michael F. Wangler, and Hugo J. Bellen who lead the Model Organism Screening Center (Drosophila Core) at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine, recently published a comprehensive review in Nature Reviews Genetics highlighting the growing importance of non-mammalian animal models in rare disease research and the wide range of opportunities they offer in speeding up gene discovery and therapy development.