The Tools May be Free, but Rivalry is Brewing Among RNAi Software Providers | GenomeWeb

Bioinformatics software vendors have been reluctant to jump aboard the RNA interference bandwagon, perhaps having learned a bit from prior history. After all, researchers can access any number of free programs for designing short-interfering RNAs with just a Google search. And these programs don’t just come from academics, as many oligo vendors are happy to offer their design tools as a value-added service for potential buyers.

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