Scrutinizing Cells’ Surveillance Systems


DNA may be the foundation of life, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore its close cousin, RNA. Cells certainly pay close attention to RNA, keeping it under tight surveillance in order to identify and destroy mutated RNA molecules. Joe Chapman, a graduate student in the Intramural Research Program at the National Institutes of Health, is exploring how a crucial part of this RNA monitoring system works, leading to important insights into how cells handle RNA quality control in order to stay healthy.

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