Caught in the Circle

Circular non-coding RNA can bind and block microRNAs, affecting gene expression, according to two studies appearing in the online early version of Nature last week.

"There seems to be a whole new layer of gene regulation," Jørgen Kjems from Aarhus University in Denmark tells LiveScience.

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