Conspicuous tRNA lookalikes riddle the human genome

Read the articles about our new paper “Nuclear and Mitochondrial tRNA-Lookalikes in the Human Genome”.

(PHILADELPHIA) – Transfer RNAs (tRNAs) are ancient workhorse molecules and part of the cellular process that creates the proteins, critical building blocks of life that keep a cell running smoothly. A new discovery suggests that the number of human genomic loci that might be coding for tRNAs is nearly double what is currently known. Most of the newly identified loci resemble the sequences of mitochondrial tRNAs suggesting unexpected new links between the human nuclear and mitochondrial genomes, links that are not currently understood.… Read more on Science Daily or read more on Science Newsline Medicine

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