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Subject: [DNA] ScienceDaily: Not 'Junk DNA' After All: Tiny RNAs Play BigRole Controlling Genes
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 23:07:11 -0400
JacquesBeaugrand () has sent you a link to the following page on ScienceDaily:
Not 'Junk DNA' After All: Tiny RNAs Play Big Role Controlling Genes
PiRNAs, a recently discovered class of tiny RNAs, play an important role in controlling gene function. Derived mostly from so-called "junk DNA," piRNAs had escaped the attention of generations of geneticists and molecular biologists until last year when Yale scientists discovered them in mammalian reproductive cells, and named them.
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