By doing array-based analyses of microRNAs in dozens of biopsy samples, a German team has developed an atlas of miRNAs across human tissues types. As they report in Nucleic Acids Research, the researchers profiled nearly 2,000 miRNAs in 61 tissues taken from two individuals post-mortem, uncovering 143 miRNAs present across the tissues as well as 1,364 miRNAs found in at least one tissue.

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