News tagged with splicing

The RNA that snips and stitches RNA

RNA is a fundamental molecule that codes for protein and controls gene expression, playing a part in regulating many cell responses and vital processes. The genetic information contained in premature messenger RNA (mRNA), ...

dateJun 30, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Scientists find new roles for old RNAs

An international team of researchers has discovered unexpected functions of small nucleolar RNAs (snoRNAs) that explains the cause of some diseases. The research, led by Prof. Stefan Stamm from the University of Kentucky ...

dateJun 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gene splicing in lice and the challenge of clothing

A terrific article recently published in Molecular Biology and Evolution, "Alternative Splice in Alternative Lice," provides a compelling example of maximizing genome information – adaptation of the louse Pediculus humanus ...

dateAug 07, 2015 in Ecology
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