In Letters to Nature: Researchers Uncover Enzymes Involved in miRNA Biogenesis, RISC | GenomeWeb

Researchers’ understanding of the mechanics of RNAi and microRNAs just got a little clearer, based on findings detailed in two letters to this week’s Nature.

In the first, Greg Hannon of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Ronald Plasterk of the Hubrecht Laboratory, and colleagues reported that they have identified a heretofore unknown component of RISC in C. elegans, Drosophila, and mammals.

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