Celebrating RNA Day: Exploring the Diverse Roles of RNAs in Gene Expression

In summary, RNA Day is an international celebration of the versatile biomolecule RNA, celebrated on AUG 1. Some exciting areas of current RNA research include its role in organizing the cell through biomolecular condensates, potential roles in regulating transcription, and post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs through chemical modifications. There is also ongoing research into the origins of life and the role of AI in understanding the evolution of the DNA/RNA scheme. However, there are some skeptics who doubt that this complex topic can be fully understood through contests and competitions.
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Today (AUG 1) is RNA Day, an international celebration of one of the most versatile biomolecules in existence. What are some areas of RNA research that excite you most?

Some of the most intriguing areas of current research to me (with example links for further reading):

The role of RNAs in organizing the cell through formation of biomolecular condensates:
mRNA structure determines specificity of a polyQ-driven phase separation
RNA buffers the phase separation behavior of prion-like RNA binding proteins

Potential roles for coding and non-coding RNAs in regulating transcription:
A Phase Separation Model for Transcriptional Control
The recruitment of chromatin modifiers by long noncoding RNAs: lessons from PRC2

Post-transcriptional regulation of mRNAs by chemical modification:
Dynamic RNA Modifications in Gene Expression Regulation
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Nice post. There's a lot going on with RNA research.

I ran across a recent competition looking for the mechanism of how things evolved into the DNA/RNA scheme we have today using AI methods.



Of course, there are contest detractors who don't believe it will be solved to the satisfaction of the judging criteria.
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RNA day, pretty fun thing having it on AUG 1st. AUG = start codon.

Ygggdrasil said:
Sounds a lot like this:
Imaging dynamic and selective low-complexity domain interactions that control gene transcription.
This article has an emphasis on binding among proteins to cause phase seperation, but I suppose RNAs could easily be involved.
Not sure about a direct connection.
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Related to Celebrating RNA Day: Exploring the Diverse Roles of RNAs in Gene Expression

1. What is RNA Day?

RNA Day is an annual event that celebrates the diverse roles of RNA in gene expression. It is typically observed on April 12th, the birthday of scientist and Nobel laureate, James Watson, who co-discovered the structure of DNA.

2. What is RNA?

RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a type of molecule that plays a crucial role in gene expression. It is responsible for carrying genetic information from DNA to the ribosomes, where it is used to produce proteins.

3. What are the different types of RNA?

There are three main types of RNA: messenger RNA (mRNA), transfer RNA (tRNA), and ribosomal RNA (rRNA). Each type has a specific function in the process of gene expression.

4. How does RNA differ from DNA?

RNA and DNA are both nucleic acids, but they differ in their structure and function. DNA is double-stranded, while RNA is usually single-stranded. DNA contains the genetic instructions for an organism, while RNA helps to carry out those instructions.

5. Why is it important to celebrate RNA Day?

Celebrating RNA Day helps to raise awareness about the crucial role of RNA in gene expression and its impact on various biological processes. It also provides an opportunity to highlight the latest research and advancements in the field of RNA biology.

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