News tagged with genomic rna

LincRNA, once believed useless, plays role in genome

Ever since the Human Genome Project decoded the genome, the prevailing scientific view has been that only the 2 percent that makes proteins—the building blocks of cells—was important. The rest was deemed ...

Jan 23, 2014
popularity 4.6 / 5 (9) | comments 2 | with audio podcast

'Dark genome' is involved in Rett Syndrome

Researchers at the Epigenetics and Cancer Biology Program at IDIBELL led by Manel Esteller, ICREA researcher and professor of genetics at the University of Barcelona, have described alterations in noncoding ...

May 02, 2013
popularity 3 / 5 (2) | comments 0

Transgenic mice ready to fight obesity—and more

Scientists at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw investigate mice with a very precisely modified genome. Because it is possible to turn off the Dicer ...

Apr 25, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Exploring lincRNA's role in breast cancer

Once considered part of the "junk" of our genome, much of the DNA between protein-coding genes is now known to be transcribed. New findings by scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have identified several dozen transcripts ...

Apr 08, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0