Tag Archives: University of Bern

The “Cancer LncRNA Census”

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Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) that drive tumorigenesis are a growing focus of cancer genomics studies. To facilitate further discovery, researchers at the University of Bern have created the “Cancer LncRNA Census” (CLC), a manually-curated and strictly-defined compilation of lncRNAs with causative roles in cancer. CLC has two principle applications: first, as a resource for training and benchmarking de novo identification methods; and ...

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LncATLAS – a database for subcellular localisation of long noncoding RNAs

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The subcellular localisation of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) holds valuable clues to their molecular function. However, measuring localisation of newly-discovered lncRNAs involves time-consuming and costly experimental methods. Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation and the University of Bern have created “LncATLAS”, a comprehensive resource of lncRNA localisation in human cells based on RNA-sequencing datasets. Altogether, 6768 GENCODE-annotated lncRNAs are ...

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Researchers develop new CRISPR sgRNA design tool, demonstrate efficient CRISPR deletion of an enhancer and exonic fragment of the lncRNA MALAT1

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CRISPR-Cas9 technology can be used to engineer precise genomic deletions with pairs of single guide RNAs (sgRNAs). This approach has been widely adopted for diverse applications, from disease modelling of individual loci, to parallelized loss-of-function screens of thousands of regulatory elements. However, no solution has been presented for the unique bioinformatic design requirements of CRISPR deletion. Researchers from the Centre for ...

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