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Unexpected findings of variability in microRNAs suggest roles in human genetics

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Medicine, August 2012
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Title
Unexpected findings of variability in microRNAs suggest roles in human genetics
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Genome Medicine, August 2012
DOI 10.1186/gm370
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Abstract

Short RNA molecules were considered to be junk for decades, but in recent years they have been shown to have important functional roles. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) in particular have attracted much attention. They have been assumed to be highly conserved in humans and other species; however, a recent study published in Genome Medicine reveals an unexpected level of variability in human miRNAs, including variations within the seed region. This challenges the current view of miRNAs, and may explain previous reports of pathogenic mutations in miRNAs. See research article http://genomemedicine.com/content/4/8/62/abstract.

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Unknown 3 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 1 33%
Researcher 1 33%
Other 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Mathematics 1 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 33%

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#3,071,169
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