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The long and short of RNAs

The known world of RNA is expanding faster than that of any other cellular building block. The latest additions are types of long and short non-coding RNAs formed by bidirectional transcription and unusual processing.

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Figure 1: Complexity of transcription1,2,3,4,5,6.

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Carninci, P. The long and short of RNAs. Nature 457, 974–975 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/457974b

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