A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.

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