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A trio from the University of Toronto presents a new approach for analyzing alternative polyadenylation (APA) from RNA sequencing data in Genome Biology. The method, called QAPA for quantification of APA, relies on estimates of alternative 3′ UTR expression and a resource of annotated poly(A) sites that can uncover UTR sequences affected by APA.

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