Harvard Medical School Researchers Discover That Errors in RNA Splicing Lead to a Class of Neurological Disorders
Published: Mar 29, 2013
Researchers have found that missteps in a basic cellular process, RNA splicing, is the culprit behind a class of rare neurological disorders manifested by intellectual disability and stunted development. In RNA splicing, nascent RNA molecules are modified and edited so they can then go about the business of synthesizing proteins. Incorrect splicing of RNA, however, impairs cellular function.