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text 2019-03-23 16:40
Reading progress update: I've read 113 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

Over-expression of long non-coding RNAs is associated with some cancers. There's a causal link in several cases. There may also be a causal connection to Alzheimer's Disease.

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text 2019-03-22 11:09
Reading progress update: I've read 100 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

"Long non-coding RNA" molecules: "Long" is self-explanatory. "Non-coding" means, unlike messenger RNA, the molecule does not get used in the construction of protein molecules. Thousands of long non-coding RNAs have been identified and controversy rages regarding whether they have any function or not.

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text 2019-03-17 14:21
Reading progress update: I've read 87 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

Some RNA molecules have functions that are not related to protein manufacture.

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text 2019-03-14 15:58
Reading progress update: I've read 79 out of 352 pages.
Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark Matter of the Genome - Nessa Carey

A more detailed description of the cause of Down's Syndrome than I'd come across before.

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