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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111013121514.htm
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In findings with major implications for the genetics of cancer and human health, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and two other science teams in New York City and Rome have uncovered evidence of powerful new genetic networks and showed how it may work to drive cancer and normal development.

The new studies suggest a significant new role for RNA on top of its traditional middle-management job: The RNA of one gene can control and be controlled by dozens or hundreds of RNAs of other genes.

It reminds me of setting up an IT network. Very cool stuff. smile.gif
Edited by frickfrock999 - 10/17/11 at 8:38am
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I think of genetics as an extremely complicated cascade of on/off switches.
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The new RNA regulatory network also appears to extend into the massive non-protein-coding region of the human genome and plays an important role in normal muscle development, suggests another related paper in Cell. Because humans share so many protein-coding genes with other organisms, including worms and yeast, this large portion that is transcribed into non-coding RNA makes the human genome distinctive. Much of the function of that non-coding RNA has been a mystery
I always wondered about this. I thought it was viral remnants that we just carry along. It always seemed weird that we would have so much "dead space" in our genetics.
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Originally Posted by _02;15341715 
I think of genetics as an extremely complicated cascade of on/off switches.

I always wondered about this. I thought it was viral remnants that we just carry along. It always seemed weird that we would have so much "dead space" in our genetics.

Much like a processor then? tongue.gif
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Now that is cool science!


Guarantee F@H didn't contribute to finding this at all.
 
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