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I understand what miRNA are, but I'm unsure of what cognate means. Looking at this post, it seems that a cognate miRNA is a known miRNA vs. a recently discovered/possible miRNA. Is this thinking on the right track?

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to SE Biology. However you need to do a little more work of your own before posting. Do an English dictionary search ("cognate dictionary definition"). It will tell you that the meaning "known" is wrong. Then try some more likely suggestion. $\endgroup$ – David May 12 '17 at 15:16

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