NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — RNAi pioneers Andy Fire and Craig Mello have won this year’s Nobel Prize in physiology for their discovery of RNAi, an award that for many in the RNAi community came sooner than expected.
 
Yet despite the magnitude of the award, some stress that the event will likely not have much of an impact on the RNAi industry.
 

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