Enhancer RNAs alter gene expression

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In a pair of distinct but complementary papers, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and colleagues illuminate the functional importance of a relatively new class of RNA molecules. The work, published online this week in the journal Nature, suggests modulation of “enhancer-directed RNAs” or “eRNAs” could provide a new way to alter gene expression in living cells, perhaps affecting the development or pathology of many diseases.

Read the full story here: Enhancer RNAs alter gene expression: New class of molecules may be key emerging ‘enhancer therapy’

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