US Patent No. 8,933,044

RNA interference-mediating small RNA molecules
Jan 28, 2015

Max Planck Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and University of Massachusetts have been awarded US Patent No. 8,933,044, "RNA interference mediating small RNA molecules."

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