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Insertion of an Alu element in a lncRNA leads to primate-specific modulation of alternative splicing


Noncoding RNAs, mobile elements, and alternative splicing are all critical for the regulation of gene expression. Here researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China show that a conserved noncoding RNA acquires a new function due to the insertion of a mobile element. They identified a noncoding RNA, termed 5S-OT, which is transcribed from 5S rDNA loci in ...

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