Current estimates of the number of microRNA genes and targets in the human genome may be off by an order of magnitude or more, according to researchers at IBM and the Genome Institute of Singapore.
 
In a paper in this week’s Cell, the researchers suggest that the number of miRNAs could number in the tens of thousands and that some of these miRNAs may have as many as a few thousand targets.
 

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

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