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The term intergenic is more or less obsolete now. In fact it is ironical to say that a gene, which can give rise to a functional protein or an RNA, is expressed from an intergenic region. However the usage continues for both lncRNAs and miRNAs (other major type of ncRNA in metazoans1 - piRNAs have different classification). lncRNAs are vaguely classified as ...

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