NEW YORK, Jan. 29 - RNA interference may be used to stably suppress mammalian gene expression, according to a paper published in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research, carried out by scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, is also being commercialized as  a high-throughput target validation tool by Genetica, a company founded by Cold Spring researchers.

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