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To sleep, perchance to heal: Newly discovered gene governs need for slumber when sick: Direct link between illness and the need for more sleep

To sleep, perchance to heal: Newly discovered gene governs need for slumber when sick: Direct link between illness and the need for more sleep

Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology's most enduring mysteries. Little is known about what genetic or molecular forces drive the need to sleep -- until now. In a study of over 12,000 lines of fruit flies, researchers have found a single gene, called nemuri, that increases the need for sleep.

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