Wednesday, November 23, 2005


I heard about RNAi for the first time about 4 years ago and didn't quite appreciate the elegance and beauty behind the technique at the time. As time has gone on, I have strongly come to believe that RNA interference is likely to play a significant therapeutic role in modern medicine. The idea that small pieces of RNA can shut off the expression of certain genes is remarkable not only in its simple elegance, but in the fact that it eluded researchers for such a long time. RNAi-based treatments and therapies are likely to find general usage a lot faster than other forms of gene therapy that we are used to hearing about.

Further Reading:
Delivering Interference RNA

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