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Exploring non-coding RNAs

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December 2020

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Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are essential for all life and carry out a wide range of functions. RNAcentral is a database of ncRNA sequences that provides a unified access point to ncRNA annotations from more than forty member databases and helps provide insight into RNA function.

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Who is this course for?

This course provides an overview of RNAcentral and covers different ways of accessing and using the data in RNAcentral, it is aimed at anyone with an interest in non-coding RNAs. 

An undergraduate level knowledge of basic molecular biology is recommended for this course.

What will I achieve?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe what RNAcentral is and the data it contains
  • Navigate the RNAcentral website
  • Perform searches using RNAcentral

What resources do I need?

There are no specific resources required to complete this course.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.RNAce-t.2016.00001.1

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