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Functional genomics

RNA sets the standard

One way of finding out what genes do is to inactivate them, and to study the effects, in 'model' organisms. That has now been done for many thousands of worm genes in two large-scale analyses.

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Figure 1: Gene screening by double-stranded-RNA-mediated interference (RNAi).


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