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Gene regulation

Breaking the second genetic code

Diverse messenger RNAs, and thus proteins, can be generated from a single piece of DNA. A computational approach is helping to uncover complex combinatorial rules by which specific gene instructions are selected.

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Figure 1: Predicting pre-mRNA fate.


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Tejedor, J., Valcárcel, J. Breaking the second genetic code. Nature 465, 45–46 (2010).

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