APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other conditions

APDA-funded Brigham and Women’s Hospital explores the genetic variants associated with Parkinson’s disease and other neuropsychiatric conditions

In classic biochemistry, ribonucleic acid (RNA) was thought to be a simple middle man between our genome and our proteins. Recently, however, it has become clear that RNA exists in multiple forms and plays a myriad of roles, including regulating protein production, regulating genome activity, and sensing environment. In fact, only a very small portion of DNA gets transcribed into RNA that creates protein. A much large portion gets transcribed into RNA that has various other functions.

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