The Quest For Function

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By now, there's no point explaining why researcher study small RNAs — their importance has been proven time and again, and they've opened the doors to understanding a range of biological mechanisms that have long stumped scientists. But years after the discovery of small interfering RNAs and microRNAs, researchers continue to stumble across what appear to be entirely new flavors of small RNAs. For many of them, getting a clear grasp of function continues to elude scientists.

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