In a new study, scientists at The Wistar Institute report the first direct evidence that RNA editing is essential to mammalian embryo development. RNA editing is a normal but not yet fully understood process in which small nucleotide changes occur after DNA has been transcribed into RNA. The process makes it possible for one gene to be translated into multiple proteins with different structures or functions.
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