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April 26, 2013

Mechanism of RNA Recoding (Image 1)

A new study has uncovered the rules of RNA recoding--a genetic-editing method cells use to expand the number of proteins assembled from a single DNA code. The shape a particular RNA molecule adopts determines how the molecule gets edited inside cells.

This image accompanied NSF press release, "Mechanism of RNA Recoding: New Twists in Brain Protein Production." [See related image Here.]

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation

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