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MicroRNAs and the tell-tale heart

MicroRNAs are natural, single-stranded, small RNA molecules thought to control gene expression. Four studies indicate that specific microRNA sequences can regulate heart function in development and disease.

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Figure 1: MicroRNAs and heart function.


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Chien, K. MicroRNAs and the tell-tale heart. Nature 447, 389–390 (2007).

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