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The amazing world of piRNAs : Biogenesis and function

By | April 27, 2021

Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) play a significant role in all animals in safeguarding the germline from  random and lethal insertions of mobile DNA elements or Transposable elements (TEs). These piRNAs forms an important class of small non coding RNAs bearing some important differences compared to other members like microRNAs (miRNAs) and short interfering RNAs (siRNAs). As… Read More »