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Functional RNA classes: a matter of time?

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Little is known about the functions of long noncoding RNAs compared with the amount of accumulated knowledge concerning protein-mediated mechanisms. A report now proposes a novel RNA classification based on similar kinetics of RNA synthesis, processing and turnover, and the authors predict that RNAs within each class might share functional properties.

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This work was supported by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. We thank W. Haerty (Earlham Institute) for helpful comments.

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  1. Oscar C. Bedoya-Reina and Chris P. Ponting are at the MRC Human Genetics Unit, MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road, Edinburgh, UK.

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