Next-generation sequencing

Are viruses hiding within us?


Recent research results indicate that viral sequences are part of us. Endogenous viral elements (EVEs) or endogenous retroviral elements (ERVs) have been identified in eukaryotic genomes including the human genome. The findings revealed the enormous scale of the invasion of… Read More ›

What are MicroRNAs and what do they do?


MicroRNAs are small non-coding single-stranded RNA molecules MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small non-coding single-stranded RNA molecules consisting of approximately 21 to 22 nucleotides that regulate posttranscriptional gene expression in metazoans and plants. miRNAs are usually generated from noncoding regions of gene… Read More ›

Tales of Genes and Proteins


Implications of the Human Genome Project The human genome project revealed that the human genome contains approximately 26,000 to 38,000 genes that code for proteins. This is significantly fewer than had been previously anticipated. It was found that protein-coding sequences… Read More ›