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Gene Silencing Tool Leads to New Understanding of Health and Disease
April 16, 2004 • National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Researchers are deepening their understanding of the biology of living things by using RNAi to reveal the function of genes in animals, plants and humans. RNAi also offers a promising new approach to treating AIDS and a host of other diseases.

RNA’s Many Talents
Entry on RNAi from Inside the Cell, an NIGMS educational booklet

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