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Key facilitator of mRNA editing uncovered by IU researchers
February 6, 2014
Molecular biologists at Indiana University (IU) are part of a team that has identified a protein that regulates the information present in a large number of messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) molecules that are important for carrying genetic information from DNA to protein synthesis.
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