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The RNAi revolution

The term RNAi — short for RNA interference — crops up again and again in biology research these days. This is in part because of its power as a laboratory tool, and in part because it is a widespread natural phenomenon.

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Figure 2: Short interfering RNAs — post-transcriptional gene silencing.
Figure 3: MicroRNAs — translational silencing.

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Novina, C., Sharp, P. The RNAi revolution. Nature 430, 161–164 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/430161a

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