Squids edit genetic directions extensively

RNA altered in 57,000 spots to create proteins not coded in DNA

DOCTORING DNA’S DIRECTIONS  The longfin inshore squid edits more than half of the RNA that codes for proteins in its nervous system.

Roger Hanlon, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

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