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Request for contributions to a special edition on lncRNA

lncRNA

Research Topic – Roles of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Embryonic Development and Cellular Homeostasis Advances in genomics over the past two decades have established that more than two thirds of the eukaryotic genome is pervasively transcribed, while just >2% codes for protein. Intriguingly, the degree of organismal complexity appears proportional to the transcribed non-coding portion of the genome. The majority ...

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The evolution of lncRNA repertoires and expression patterns in tetrapods

lncRNA

Only a very small fraction of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are well characterized. The evolutionary history of lncRNAs can provide insights into their functionality, but the absence of lncRNA annotations in non-model organisms has precluded comparative analyses. Here researchers at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland present a large-scale evolutionary study of lncRNA repertoires and expression patterns, in 11 tetrapod species. ...

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