Two groups of researchers separately published data showing that the p53 tumor-suppressor gene directly targets members of the evolutionarily conserved miR-34 family of microRNAs, which is known to suppress cell proliferation.

The findings, which appeared in the online editions of Nature and Molecular Cell, suggest that this small non-coding RNA family may be a key component in the p53 tumor-suppressor network, which controls cellular responses to signals such as DNA damage and oncogene activation.

Get the full story with
GenomeWeb Premium

Only $95 for the
first 90 days*

A trial upgrade to GenomeWeb Premium gives you full site access, interest-based email alerts, access to archives, and more. Never miss another important industry story.

Try GenomeWeb Premium now.

Already a GenomeWeb Premium member? Login Now.
Or, See if your institution qualifies for premium access.

*Before your trial expires, we’ll put together a custom quote with your long-term premium options.

Not ready for premium?

Register for Free Content
You can still register for access to our free content.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.