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Translating the ribosome’s grim role

A large number of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNA) have been found associating with the ribosome, the protein-making machinery in the cytoplasm. What the so-called ‘noncoding’ RNAs are doing on the ribosome, whose main job is to translate RNA into protein, has puzzled the A*STAR researchers who discovered them. The answer could be macabre, suggest cell biologist, Leah Vardy, at the ...

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Scientists at Genome Institute of Singapore Discover Gene that Controls the Birth of Neurons

By ACN Newswire – August 27, 2013 10:36 PM EDT Discovery of long non-coding RNA’s role in neurogenesis may lead to cures for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease Singapore, Aug 28, 2013 – (ACN Newswire) – Scientists at A*STAR’s Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have discovered an unusual gene that controls the generation of neurons[1]. This important finding, which is ...

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