Novel MoleculesWe found new types of regulatory RNAs and previously-unsuspected molecules that are unique to some tissues or found only in primates. Their identities and abundances are modulated by a person’s sex, population origin and race/ethnicity. We are studying these molecules to learn what they do.
Some of the molecules we research
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Many short regulatory RNAs
For more than 15 years, we have been studying the uncharted portions of the human genome. Frequently referred to as “junk DNA”, our team has shown that this seeming wasteland is a very rich source of important molecules with regulatory roles. Our work is revealing that many of these molecules are very important for our understanding of how diseases develop and progress.Read More