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Talking About a Revolution: Hidden RNA May Fix Mutant Genes

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Science  25 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5717, pp. 1852-1853
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5717.1852a

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In the 24 March issue of Nature, researchers report that in the mustard plant Arabidopsis thaliana, gene inheritance can somehow skip generations: Plants sometimes end up with their grandparents' good copy of a gene instead of the mutant ones belonging to their parents.