In 10 seconds? Almost all cancers are affected by abnormal RNA splicing. Cancer researchers are leveraging this knowledge to design innovative cancer treatments.
What the heck is RNA splicing? What a great segue into one of my favorite topics: breaking down cell biology! OK. I like to compare our bodies to restaurants, and describe the DNA inside our cells as a recipe book that provides instructions on how to make everything in our body. In this analogy, RNA can be described as individual orders or recipes for particular dishes. These orders are then turned into the dishes–AKA proteins–which are the cellular units that perform the vast majority of cellular activities.
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