Researchers at the National Cancer Institute and Qiagen have used multiplexes of synthetic siRNAs corresponding to multiple gene targets to compress RNAi screen size in cell-based assays, according to a recent study.
 
They also demonstrated that multiplexed siRNAs could silence at least six genes to the same degree as if each of the genes was targeted individually.
 

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The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is investing in Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's BioRxiv.

A study appearing in PLOS One finds that shortened consent forms don't affect clinical trial participants' understanding of the study.

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