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micro RNA (miRNA)

Micro RNAs are small, non-coding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression by suppressing the RNA pathway that translates genes into protein.
They act like 'master switches', having the ability to control the activity of multiple genes.

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Genetic therapy fixes damaged hearts in pigs 13 May 2019 News
Traces of early-life trauma in men passed on in sperm 29 May 2018 News
Genome editing could slow the growth of pancreatic cancer 14 May 2018 News
Exercise benefits may be inherited through epigenetics 16 April 2018 News
Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development 26 February 2018 News
AI test could be first screening tool for ovarian cancer 6 November 2017 News
Genome editing used to slow cancer growth 30 May 2017 News
Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma 6 February 2017 News
Stem cells reprogrammed to resemble fertilised eggs 23 January 2017 News
Gene therapy could prevent breast cancer from spreading 26 September 2016 News
Blurred boundaries – the language of DNA 8 August 2016 Comment
Can donor egg recipients 'pass on DNA' to their children? 2 November 2015 Comment
Scientists find possible cause for IVF implantation failure 9 February 2015 News
Trauma can be passed down through sperm 28 April 2014 News
'Gene signature' predicts chemotherapy survival 22 April 2013 News
Scientists discover why regular sex prior to conception reduces pregnancy complications 3 December 2012 News
Gene variant leads to six-fold increase in risk for certain brain tumours 10 September 2012 News
Heart scar tissue repaired without stem cells 30 April 2012 News
'Man flu' - do women just have stronger immune systems? 3 October 2011 News
You are what you eat - study suggests veg can alter your genes 3 October 2011 News
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