Similarly, we find that 9.3% of autosomally expressed accessible novel TARs show ASE, we expect this number to be lower than genes as novel TARs correspond to exons of genes.then they will be lost. And I don't think the space taken by expanding out these acronyms is a legitimate excuse. For the record, though, I do use DNA, RNA, SNP and FISH. Actually, I'd probably be well served to expand out the latter two, although they are fairly standard.
Remember, the main point of a paper is not to make little puzzles for your readers to decipher, but to convey information, both accurately and as efficiently as possible. For grants, well, after getting some... strange reviews, I'm honestly not sure what the goal is. Except to get money.