It’s been almost two years since groundbreaking research published in Nature confirmed the definitive link between microRNAs and cancer. Today, the field is still expanding as more and more research aims to locate specific miRNA targets and their mechanisms of action. At the annual American Association for Cancer Research conference in April, a full auditorium listened to several miRNA experts talk about current research implicating miRNAs as both potential oncogenes and tumor suppressors.

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