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Dr. Allison Abbott was invited to be a featured speaker at The MicroRNA Revolution: The 2012 Dr. Paul Janssen Award Symposium, this September in New York City. This symposium honored Drs. Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun who identified and characterized the first microRNA. Dr. Ambros' laboratory yielded the discovery of the first microRNA and Dr. Ruvkun's laboratory identified how that microRNA regulates its target messenger. Together, they demonstrated that the microRNA inactivates its target through direct, base-pairing interactions. Since their discovery, the small RNA field has grown to thousands of papers, many focused on particular diseases and potential treatments. Dr. Abbott, who worked in Dr. Ambros' lab as a post-doctoral fellow, discussed genetic approaches used to identify pathways and targets regulated by microRNAs in animal development.


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