MicroRNAs: deviants no longer.

  title={MicroRNAs: deviants no longer.},
  author={Amy E Pasquinelli},
  journal={Trends in genetics : TIG},
  volume={18 4},
Almost ten years ago, the Ambros laboratory made the extraordinary discovery that a gene essential for development in Caenorhabditis elegans encoded a 22-nucleotide, untranslated RNA. Further genetic studies in this nematode revealed the existence of a second tiny RNA gene that turned out to be conserved in animals as diverse as flies and humans. Now, the Ambros, Bartel and Tuschl laboratories have proven that those odd RNAs were just the first examples of a large family of RNAs, termed… CONTINUE READING

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