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RNA lost in translation

In any manufacturing process, quality control is crucial, and gene expression is no exception. A new pathway monitors mRNAs — the intermediaries of gene expression — and destroys faulty molecules.

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Tollervey, D. RNA lost in translation. Nature 440, 425–426 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1038/440425a

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