08.28.15 last updated.
The NIH Common Fund has identified extracellular RNA as a promising new area of biology, and has put together a comprehensive program to explore it. The goal is to understand basic biology, develop new protocols for isolating exRNA, find out the levels of exRNAs in healthy biofluids, and then leverage that new knowledge to develop biomarkers and therapies to deal with a range of diseases. Everything the consortium develops will be made available to the wider scientific community so that we can push the field forward together.
Below are links to the six articles in the special issue: