The missing links: Finding function in lincRNAs

Kyle Palos examines some Arabidopsis growing in a BTI growth chamber. Credit: Boyce Thompson Institute. Genomes contain regions between protein-coding genes that produce lengthy RNA molecules that never give rise to a protein. These long intergenic non-coding RNAs (lincRNAs) are thought to have important functions, such as regulating responses to environmental change. However, a paucity … Read more