Day 160 (7q31.33-7q33): a microRNA that helps you hear

Non-coding microRNAs (miRNAs) have a fundamental role in gene regulation and expression in almost every multicellular organism.

Ushakov et al., Front. Mol. Neurosci., 23 December 2013

Day 160 has 51 protein-coding genes (browser view), but today we focus on a non-protein-coding gene, MIR96 (microRNA 96).

MIR96 regulates other genes that are important in hair cells in the inner ear, and mutations cause deafness in both humans and mice.

Click here to see all 8386630 letters of Day 160 with MIR96 underlined.

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