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Identification and function of long non-coding RNA

lncRNA

Long non-coding (lnc) RNAs are defined as non-protein coding RNAs distinct from housekeeping RNAs such as tRNAs, rRNAs, and snRNAs, and independent from small RNAs with specific molecular processing machinery such as micro- or piwi-RNAs. Recent studies of lncRNAs across different species have revealed a diverse population of RNA molecules of differing size and function. RNA sequencing studies suggest transcription ...

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Low levels of RNA linked to schizophrenia

from the Sydney Morning Herald by Nicky Phillips Australian scientists have described how some neurons in the brain switch off certain genes as part of normal brain function, a process that appeared disturbed in people with schizophrenia. While most people were familiar with the role DNA played instructing the body’s cells to produce proteins, a far greater amount of genetic ...

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