RNA: The cousin left behind becomes a star

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A brief introduction to RNA structure and function is offered, including recent exciting discoveries concerning RNA's starring roles in gene regulation. Challenges in RNA research are outlined, and the role of modeling and bioinformatics approaches to these problems is suggested. Applications of a graph-theory representation of RNA secondary structures to RNA analysis and design are illustrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Studies of RNA and DNA
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)1402048513, 9781402047947
StatePublished - 2006


  • RNA design
  • RNA folding
  • RNA graphs
  • RNA structural repertoire
  • RNA structure and function
  • secondary structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Chemistry


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