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Cut the long story short, and stitch it back together

07:59 EDT 20 Mar 2017 | Science Daily

A species of unicellular ciliate has found a special trick to make use of the cellular machinery in seemingly impossible ways. Researchers have for the first time described a mechanism in detail how so called "junk"-DNA is transcribed before being degraded – and this mechanism is remarkably clever.

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