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Micromanagement of metastasis

Although they were discovered only in the early 1990s, many regulatory functions of microRNAs — naturally occurring short RNA sequences — have already been reported. The latest news is that they mediate cancer spread.

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Figure 1: The microRNA-mediated pathway implicated in metastasis.

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