It's been a little while since my last post, so I figured I would share a bit of good news to kick off the new year. An article in which I am a co-author was just published in eLife on the topic of lincRNAs (long intergenic noncoding RNAs) and their role in proper brain development. I'm probably a bit biased, but I think it's a really fascinating study and further proof that what we once considered "junk" within the genome is not only important, but in many cases vital for survival.
Feel free to give it a read if you are so inclined, as one of the major reasons why the lead author chose eLife as a journal was the fact that their articles are open-access and free for all to read without a subscription, as I would contend that all science is meant to be. You can find the article here: http://elife.elifesciences.org/content/2/e01749