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Messenger RNAs marked for longer life

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A molecular modification called m6Am has been found to regulate the stability of messenger RNAs in mammalian cells. The mechanism casts fresh light on how reversibly modified RNA bases control the fate of mRNA. See Article p.371

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Figure 1: The m6Am modification confers stability on messenger RNAs.

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Weinberg, D., Gross, J. Messenger RNAs marked for longer life. Nature 541, 293–294 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21109

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