For years, the importance of microRNAs has been almost entirely appreciated by academic researchers. But in recent months, as evidence accumulates linking these small non-coding RNAs to both normal biological functioning and disease accumulates, the biotech industry — known for pioneering new technologies — has started to take notice.

But what of big pharma? In light of that industry's slow acceptance of RNAi as a therapeutic modality even with promising clinical data available, it is likely to be some time before it truly embraces miRNAs.

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