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Title: Triggered RNAi

Patent Number: 8,241,854

Filed: May 22, 2009

Lead Inventor: Peng Yin, California Institute of Technology

The invention, the patent's abstract states, comprises “methods and compositions for triggering RNAi … [which is] highly versatile because the silencing targets are independent of the detection targets. In some embodiments, methods of silencing or modulating the expression of a marker gene are provided.

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