Release of miRBase 20 approaching

by Christoph on June 17, 2013

in miRBase

It has been almost a year since the last miRBase update and according to Sam from miRBase we should see the release of miRBase 20  within this week:

“As you might expect, the extended period since the last release means many new entries — over 3000 new stem-loop sequences, and over 5000 new mature sequences. These additions mostly expand the miRNA sets of species already in the database, rather than adding new species.”

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preethi September 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm


Could someone please tell me how many unique mature miRNAs are there in humans as of 2013 ?

Thank you very much

Christoph September 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Hi – I meant to write a quick post about the current numbers – thanks for the reminder…
Currently (miRBase 20) there are 2555 unique mature human miRNAs.
Hope this helps!

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