NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – RNAi research firm Advirna this month secured a six-month, $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a novel line of tools based on the gene-silencing technology.

According to the company, which currently markets a line of siRNAs that do not require transfection reagents or delivery vehicles for research applications, the use of existing RNAi technologies for the study of genes in mammalian cells continues to be hampered by off-target effects and high costs.

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In this online seminar, Jo Vandesompele of the Center for Medical Genetics at Ghent University will discuss methods for improving the analysis of microRNA expression from a range of samples.