First extensive description of the human secreted miRNome

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In an elaborate study, biologists have found out that small molecules named microRNAs are, against many hopes, not yet suitable for early diagnosis of skin cancer, as well as supposedly for other types of cancer, in blood samples. For the first time they analyzed all microRNAs in the serum of healthy people and thus provided a first complete image of the human miRNome in blood samples, in reference to the better-known genome.