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Long, non-coding RNAs can encode proteins after all
June 23, 2014
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine scientists have made an extraordinary double discovery. First, they have identified thousands of novel long, non-coding ribonucleic acid (RNA) transcripts. Second, they have learned that some of them defy conventional wisdom regarding lncRNA transcripts, because they actually do direct the synthesis of proteins in cells. Both of the breakthroughs are detailed in the June 12 issue of Cell Reports.
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