Shedding light on the ‘dark matter’ of the genome

Posted by on May 19, 2016 4:09 pm
Categories: Science

What used to be dismissed by many as ‘junk DNA’ is back with a vengeance as growing data points to the importance of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) — genome’s messages that do not code for proteins — in development and disease. Researchers have developed a method that enables scientists to explore in depth what ncRNAs do in human cells.

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