Contact: Heather Buschman, Ph.D.
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Caption: MicroRNAs suppress gene expression by binding target mRNA and joining an RNA-induced silencing complex. A simple new technique called miR-TRAP captures the complex, allowing researchers to more easily identify an miRNA's target.
Credit: Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
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