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Discovery spotlights key role of mystery RNA modification in cells


January 10, 2014

Chuan He and Xiao Wang Researchers have known for several decades that a certain chemical modification exists on messenger ribonucleic acid, which is essential to the flow of genetic information. But only recently did experiments at the University of Chicago show that one major function of this modification governs the longevity and decay of RNA, a process critical to the development of healthy cells. Full Story

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