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A high quality sequence of the Caenorhabditis briggsae genome is now in hand. Comparisons with the C. elegans genome sequence provide valuable insights into the processes that have shaped the evolution of these organisms, which diverged 80-110 million years ago. The new sequence also gives C. elegans biologists a powerful new tool to refine their knowledge of gene identity and function in C. elegans. (See Stein, et al.)

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