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What is Alternative Splicing, and Why Is It Important?

Updated 2 months ago.

#19 — Listen to this episode to discover what alternative splicing is, the history of how it was discovered, and get key examples of splicing in action.

Read the full article to learn more about alternative splicing, including a visual diagram of how splicing works. [1]

Read our related articles to find out how alternative splicing can affect your experiments and discover methods for detecting splice variants. [2,3]

1. What is Alternative Splicing, and Why Is It Important? Available at:
2. How Can A Single Mutation Affect Splicing Regulation? Available at:
3. How to Detect Alternative Splicing Variants. Available at: