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Dicer leaps into view

An enzyme called Dicer is known for its central role in RNA-controlled gene silencing. Mammalian Dicer1, however, also seems to have another function: it maintains visual health by degrading toxic RNA molecules. See Article p.325

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Meister, G. Dicer leaps into view. Nature 471, 308–309 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/471308a

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