Cold Spring Harbor Labs Announce New Class of Small RNA Molecules

Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announced the discovery of a new class of small RNAs this week online (January 25th,) in the journal Nature.   Their discovery suggests the presence of a strikingly novel biochemical pathway for RNA processing in which these and possibly other small RNAs are produced. 

The research, which is part of a multinational project called ENCODE, also provided information concerning the biological function of the new short RNA class.