The Editing of RNA

A contentious paper recently published in Science has the research community in an uproar, says Nature News' Erika Check Hayden. The paper's main claim is that messenger RNA is "routinely and systematically altered by unknown mechanisms before its genetic instructions can be read," Hayden says.

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