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Squid enrich their DNA 'blueprint' through prolific RNA editing
March 20, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.RNA editing of genomic information was thought to be sparingly used, based on a limited number of studies in mammals and flies. But recently, Marine Biological Laboratory Whitman Investigator Joshua Rosenthal and colleagues discovered the most prolific usage yet of RNA editing in the common squid, Doryteuthis pealeii, a behaviorally sophisticated marine organism that has long been prized for studies of the nervous system.Full Story
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