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Edited by Kendal D. Hirschi

  1. Research

    Bioavailability of transgenic microRNAs in genetically modified plants

    Transgenic expression of small RNAs is a prevalent approach in agrobiotechnology for the global enhancement of plant foods. Meanwhile, emerging studies have, on the one hand, emphasized the potential of transg...

    Jian Yang, Cecilia Primo, Ismail Elbaz-Younes and Kendal D. Hirschi

    Genes & Nutrition 2017 12:17

    Published on: 7 July 2017

  2. Discussion

    Diet-derived microRNAs: unicorn or silver bullet?

    In ancient lore, a bullet cast from silver is the only effective weapon against monsters. The uptake of active diet-derived microRNAs (miRNAs) in consumers may be the silver bullet long sought after in nutriti...

    Kenneth W. Witwer and Chen-Yu Zhang

    Genes & Nutrition 2017 12:15

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  3. Editorial

    Navigating dietary small RNAs

    When a novel nutritional concept comes along, scientists become enthusiastic and start new explorations. In 2012, the field was enthralled with a study suggesting plant-based nucleic acid “information” acts as...

    Kendal D. Hirschi

    Genes & Nutrition 2017 12:16

    Published on: 22 June 2017

  4. Commentary

    Milk exosomes: beyond dietary microRNAs

    Extracellular vesicles deliver a variety of cargos to recipient cells, including the delivery of cargos in dietary vesicles from bovine milk to non-bovine species. The rate of discovery in this important line ...

    Janos Zempleni

    Genes & Nutrition 2017 12:12

    Published on: 22 June 2017