Big Strides in Cellular MicroRNA Expression


A lack of knowledge of the cellular origin of miRNAs has greatly confounded functional and biomarkers studies. Recently, three studies characterized miRNA expression patterns across >78 human cell types. These combined data expand our knowledge of miRNA expression localization and confirm that many miRNAs show cell type-specific expression patterns.

Trends in Genetics
Matthew N. McCall
Matthew N. McCall
Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Biomedical Genetics