The technology of RNAi triggers a natural gene silencing process that occurs when a virus invades a cell. As many viruses have double-stranded RNA, the cell has a built-in mechanism to attack this RNA: As double-stranded RNA enters the cell, an enzyme called Dicer chops it up into short 21-25 base-pair segments (called siRNA, for short interfering RNA or silencing RNA), which then combine with another group of enzymes to form a complex called RISC, or RNA-induced silencing complex.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

Oct
17
Sponsored by
Lexogen

This webinar will present a method for RNA-seq expression analysis of FFPE-derived RNA samples that are too degraded for successful application of standard RNA-seq techniques.

Oct
25
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will detail a comprehensive strategy that a lab has put in place to evaluate  NGS oncology assays for genomic tumor profiling of plasma and tissue samples.