Small RNAs Are


Master regulators of gene expression

Play critical roles in biological pathways. Mutations in small RNA genes drive disease.


Required for stem cell differentiation

Make and maintain all of our tissues.
Each tissue has a unique ‘fingerprint’.
Small RNAs classify tissue better than other molecules.


Good bioanalytical targets

Found in every tissue and fluid.
Easily extracted and very stable.
As few as 1 molecule can be detected.