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Silencing by the imprinted Airn macro lncRNA


The majority of the mammalian genome is transcribed into long non-coding (lnc) RNAs, transcripts longer than 200 nucleotides and devoid of protein-coding potential. Recent genome-wide mapping efforts led to the identification of thousands novel lncRNAs, but so far only few have been functionally analyzed. Fifteen years ago, our group discovered Airn (antisense to Igf2r RNA non-coding), the first autosomal lncRNA ...

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