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Caption: In this issue, Zhan et al. (pp. 1171–1185) present the draft genome of the monarch butterfly that reveals a full set of protein-coding genes. The analysis provides insight into genes central to major aspects of the long-distance migration, including sun compass navigation, reproductive quiescence, and longevity.
Credit: Cell Volume 147, Issue 5 , Zhan et al
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