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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Building upon their pioneering work with short hairpin RNAs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory researchers recently published the details of an algorithm that can help predict the potency of shRNAs against a given target.

The algorithm, called shERWOOD, was trained using data from a massive parallel evaluation of shRNAs generated at CSHL. When combined with a new, optimized microRNA scaffold, the algorithm has allowed the scientists to begin create highly potent shRNA libraries targeting the human and mouse genomes.

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