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New bioinformatics tool to visualize transcriptomes

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ZENBU, a new, freely available bioinformatics tool developed at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technology in Japan, enables researchers to quickly and easily integrate, visualize and compare large amounts of genomic information resulting from large-scale, next-generation sequencing experiments. Next-generation ...

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RNA World 2.0

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from The Scientist Most scientists believe that ribonucleic acid played a key role in the origin of life on Earth, but the versatile molecule isn’t the whole story. The ubiquity and diverse functionality of ribonucleic acid (RNA) in today’s world ...

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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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