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Turning Off Small RNA

February 28, 2012

small tandem target mimic Scientists have known for years that minuscule strings of genetic material called small RNA are critically important to our genetic makeup, but finding out what they do hasn't been easy. Now, a scientist from Michigan Technological University and his team have developed a way to turn off small RNAs and find out just how important they can be. Full Story

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