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A bird’s eye view of cellular RNAs

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Fluorescent in situ sequencing from Wyss Institute on Vimeo. In biology, as in real estate, location matters. Working copies of active genes — called messenger RNAs or mRNAs — are positioned strategically throughout living tissues, and their location often helps ...

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The Future of Next-Gen Sequencing

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from Genetic Engineering News by Barrett Bready, M.D. & John Thompson, Ph.D. A “one-size-fits-all” sequencer doesn’t appear to be in the cards, but customizable solutions might be. With the advent of both Sanger and Maxam and Gilbert DNA sequencing technologies ...

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Focus on RNA Secondary Structure

In parallel to the genetic code for protein synthesis, a second layer of information is embedded in all RNA transcripts in the form of RNA structure. RNA structure influences practically every step in the gene expression program. However, the nature ...

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Data mine your DNA to develop better drugs

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from wired.co.uk by by Liat Clark A team of chemists has developed a new computational drug discovery technique that targets microRNAs using genome sequencing. To demonstrate the technique, which the research team believes presents a new and efficient, general-use approach ...

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