A Wang Lab paper published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
"Dark matter made visible before the final cut
Research findings from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine are shining a light on an important regulatory role performed by the so-called dark matter, or "junk DNA," within each of our genes. The new study reveals snippets of information contained in dark matter that can alter the way a gene is assembled."
The full citation for the publication is: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 19: 1044-1052, 2012, doi: 10.1038/nsmb.2377.
Yang Wang, Research Assistant Professor in the Wang lab, is first author on paper. Along with Zefeng Wang, co-authors are Meng Ma, from UNC and Xinshu Xiao at UCLA.