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Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.
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Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder
Noncoding RNA Improves Symptoms in Mice with Metabolic Disorder

A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.

A long noncoding RNA from humans appeared to help the enzyme phenylalanine hydroxylase work better in a mouse model of phenylketonuria, the disorder characterized by reduced activity of that enzyme.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, VDVORNYK
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