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Killing the Messenger RNA--But Which One?
February 22, 2007
Tiny molecules called microRNAs only 19 to 21 nucleotides in length, are able to effectively silence sometimes large sets of genes. Several hundred species of microRNAs have been identified to date, and increasingly they are being seen as vitally important players in regulating the genome.
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