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RNA interference

n. Abbr. RNAi
A process in which double-stranded RNA inhibits the expression of genes by triggering degradation of messenger RNAs with complementary sequences.

RNA interference

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RNAi

The blocking of gene expression by disrupting the translation of messenger RNA into proteins. Synonym: posttranscriptional gene silencing
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Pollard and her colleagues speculate that this region produces a regulatory RNA and that changes in this RNA contributed to the evolution of the human brain.
By starting and stopping in different places, the transcription machinery can generate a regulatory RNA from a length of DNA that overlaps a protein-coding gene.
With regulatory RNAs appearing to play such an instrumental role in animal development, it's no surprise that scientists are finding disease-associated mutations in regions of the genome formerly regarded as junk.
Scientists at the Ovarian Cancer Institute Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found in initial tests that a regulatory RNA called miR-429 may be successful in inducing metastatic or spreading cancer cells to convert back to a less metastatic, non-invasive form.
It was surprising enough to come across a gene that encoded regulatory RNA, and not protein, and then to find that the RNA was so tiny was astonishing," Dr.

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