MicroRNAs Rise from Trash to Treasure

An article about our three recent papers “IsomiR expression profiles in human lymphoblastoid cell lines exhibit population and gender dependencies“, “Analysis of 13 cell types reveals evidence for the expression of numerous novel primate- and tissue-specific microRNAs” and “Beyond the one-locus-one-miRNA paradigm: microRNA isoforms enable deeper insights into breast cancer heterogeneity” has been published.

One of the unexpected findings of the Human Genome Project was that over 98% of the human genome does not encode for proteins. Once dismissed as “junk” genomic material, non-protein-coding DNA is now appraised more highly. Or to be more precise, at least some portions of non-protein-coding DNA are thought to serve important biological functions. Read more here!

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