First comprehensive profile of non-protein-coding RNAs in human cancers

70 percent of the genome is made into non-coding RNA, but most studies of genomic alterations in cancer have focused on the miniscule portion of the human genome that encodes protein. An international team has mined these RNA sequences more fully to identify non-protein-coding segments whose expression is linked to 13 different types of cancer. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)