Researchers develop new approach to study long non-coding RNAs


New method identifies and determines role for newly discovered genetic units Until recently, scientific research concentrated almost exclusively on the 2 percent of the genome’s protein coding regions, virtually ignoring the other 98 percent – a vast universe of non-coding genetic material previously dismissed as ‘junk.’ In the past 10 years, scientists have discovered thousands of new long non-coding RNAs ...

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New lncRNA biomarkers for neuroblastoma


Two new biomarkers for a type of cancer in children called neuroblastoma have been identified in a study published in the journal Cancer Cell. The findings are expected to have immediate significance for disease prognosis, and eventually also for treatment. “There is a need for new methods of treatment for high-risk patients, and that’s where our research can lead to ...

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