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silence

 
absence of noise; a state of producing no detectable signs or symptoms.
electrical silence in electroencephalography and electromyography, absence of measurable electrical activity in tissue.

silence

(sī′ləns)
v.tr. si·lenced, si·lencing, si·lences
Genetics To interfere with the expression of (a gene or gene segment) so that its biological function is suppressed.

silence

1 absence of noise.
2 a state of producing no detectable signs or symptoms.
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We kept slipping into the binary of silencer and silenced, finding 'silenced' always the subordinate term.
In two of the college story, "A Quiet Place in the Country" & "Persona," the young women are silenced not only by the obvious separations of race and class, but also by subtle sexual pressure from professors, both male and female.
For instance, a gene causing high blood cholesterol levels was recently shown to be silenced by treating animals with silencing RNA.
Research by Alnylam and its collaborators at The Rockefeller University has demonstrated that miRNAs can be specifically silenced by using antagomirs, a novel class of oligonucleotide drugs.
Post-transcriptional gene silencing, also known as RNA interference or RNAi, is a phenomenon in which genes are silenced in a sequence-specific manner through targeted mRNA (messenger RNA) degradation.