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miRBase 18 is coming …

If all goes to plan, miRBase 18 should be released this week. The release contains 18226 entries representing hairpin precursor miRNAs, expressing 21643 mature miRNA products, in 168 species. That represents 1488 new hairpin sequences and 1929 novel mature products. We have continued to rename miR/miR* pairs using the -5p/-3p nomenclature (see the previous blog post about this), and to add mature products with deep sequencing evidence. More soon …

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