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SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb) – Transfer RNAs make up around 20 percent of total RNA and can provide insights on metabolic activity and protein synthesis, yet are rarely studied due to the challenges associated with sequencing them.

Now, a group of researchers from the University of Chicago has developed a method to sequence transfer RNAs in a microbiome, along with bioinformatics tools for analysis.

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