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A DICER protein, known to produce tiny RNAs in cells, also helps complete an important step in gene expression.
Small RNA-based nucleic acid drugs represent a promising new class of therapeutic agents for silencing abnormal or overactive disease-causing genes, and researchers have discovered new mechanisms by which RNA drugs can control gene activity.
Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes.
Scientists at the University of Leicester have opened up a whole new approach to the therapeutic intervention for a family of anti-cancer drug targets, thanks to a completely new and unexpected finding.
The knowledge that bacteria possess adaptable immune systems that protect them from individual viruses and other foreign invaders is relatively new to science.
A cell's genome maintains its integrity by organizing some of its regions into a super-compressed form of DNA called heterochromatin.
As anyone familiar with the phrase 'man-flu' will know women consider themselves to be the more robust side of the species when it comes to health and illness.
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