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Rhino gives voice to silent chromatin

Flies use master lists of DNA sequences from transposons to identify and silence these virus-like, genomic parasites. How the lists themselves escape the fate of their transposon targets has now been solved. See Letter p.54

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Figure 1: Incoherent transcription of PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) precursors in fruit flies.

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Zamore, P. Rhino gives voice to silent chromatin. Nature 549, 38–39 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/549038a

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