RNA Rules, Dude

Every day is DNA day, but when does RNA get its glory? According to a blog by Alex Palazzo, a postdoc at Harvard Med, 2006 was the year of RNA. His latest blog entry celebrates the triumphs of the DNA counterpart - the Nobel Prize! A 50-year anniversary! - in the past 12 months.

 

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