C. elegans as a model for studying human diseases

There is a growing body of literature showing that C. elegans is a great model that contributes to the study of human disease.  Recently Dr. Andy Golden alerted us to this bit of news: Check out the show ‘Diagnosis’ on Netflix by the New York Times (episode 4). There is a very rare disease caused by mutations in the human KCNMA1 gene. If you study slo-1, perhaps you can help these patients.

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