Thursday, May 27, 2010


Existence of RNA 'dark matter' in doubt : Nature News

"The abundance of transcripts from the genome may have been overestimated. RNA 'dark matter' hinted at by previous studies of mammalian genomes may not exist after all. The mysterious matter refers to the large amounts of RNA that are copied from the DNA sequence, or transcribed, but which cannot be accounted for by the genes that have been identified so far." Full news article @ Nature News

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