In the advance, online edition of Genome Research, a group of investigators from Japan, Australia, and the UK came up with methods to account for the cross-mapping of an RNA sequences to incorrect loci. By analyzing small RNA high-throughput sequencing libraries using this correction, the team found evidence that mature miRNA editing occurs only rarely in animals.

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