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Junk DNA and the long non-coding RNA twist in cancer genetics

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The central dogma of molecular biology states that the flow of genetic information moves from DNA to RNA to protein. However, in the last decade this dogma has been challenged by new findings on non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) such as microRNAs (miRNAs). More recently, long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have attracted much attention due to their large number and biological significance. Many ...

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Emerging Trends of Long Non-coding RNAs in Gene Activation

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RNA world has gained increasing importance in the recent past as its role beyond coding for proteins and components of translational machinery is becoming more and more prominent. Recent studies have shown pervasive transcription throughout the genome generating large number of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) but few of these RNAs have been shown to perform regulatory functions. Among these regulatory RNAs, ...

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