Brain Development Steered By Newly Discovered RNA

Source: 
Medical News Today
Date Published: 
April 16, 2010
Abstract: 

New research from the lab of Michael Greenberg, Nathan Marsh Pusey professor and chair of neurobiology at HMS, in collaboration with bioinformatics specialist and neuroscientist Gabriel Kreiman, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Children's Hospital, Boston, has found that a particular set of RNA molecules widely considered to be no more than a genomic oddity are actually major players in brain development - and are essential for regulating the process by which neurons absorb the outside world into their genetic machinery.