A University of California, Berkeley- and Connecticut Health Center-led team characterizes alternative splicing events that are regulated by dozens of new and known Drosophila genes. The researchers relied on a combination of RNA interference screening and RNA sequencing to track down these splicing regulators, systematically dialing down levels of 56 suspected regulatory genes and then tracking the post-transcriptional consequences.

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