ribonucleic acid interference

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ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi),

the function of small RNA molecules to suppress DNA transcription, thereby regulating gene expression.
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They were recognized for their 1998 discovery of the process by which ribonucleic acid interference (RNAi) silences genetic expression.
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RNAi refers to ribonucleic acid interference, a mechanism capable of blocking genes in organisms.