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Coding in non-coding RNAs

The discovery of peptides encoded by what were thought to be non-coding – or 'junk' – regions of precursors to microRNA sequences reveals a new layer of gene regulation. These sequences may not be junk, after all. See Letter p.90

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Figure 1: MicroRNAs and their associated peptides.


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Waterhouse, P., Hellens, R. Coding in non-coding RNAs. Nature 520, 41–42 (2015).

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