Fewer Genes, More Noncoding RNA

@article{Claverie2005FewerGM,
  title={Fewer Genes, More Noncoding RNA},
  author={Jean-Michel Claverie},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={309},
  pages={1529 - 1530}
}
Recent studies showing that most “messenger” RNAs do not encode proteins finally explain the long-standing discrepancy between the small number of protein-coding genes found in vertebrate genomes and the much larger and ever-increasing number of polyadenylated transcripts identified by tag-sampling or microarray-based methods. Exploring the role and diversity of these numerous noncoding RNAs now constitutes a main challenge in transcription research. 

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