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This article has been updated to clarify Monsanto's relationship with Miragen and miR-168a's effect on low-density lipoprotein.

Adding to the evidence that shows mammals do not take up dietary plant microRNAs, researchers from Monsanto and Miragen Therapeutics last week published new data showing that small RNAs from rice were not detectable in mice following tightly controlled feeding experiments.

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