In a paper published online in advance in Genome Biology this week, Harvard Medical School's Kate Broadbent and her colleagues report their use of "high-resolution DNA tiling microarrays to survey transcriptional activity across 22.6 [percent] of the P. [Plasmodium] falciparum strain 3D7 genome." Among other things, the team identified and characterized a family of 22 telomere-associated long, non-coding RNAs. Broadbent et al.

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