The Search for RNAs

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The creation of new drugs is a vital part of the health-care system. Researchers in academia and in industry are always searching for new ways to combat disease — more efficiently, with fewer toxicities, and less chance of rejection. Until recently, most medicines have been limited to the classic formulation of a small molecule targeting a protein to disrupt its function. But there are many targets and formulations that have yet to be fully exploited, particularly those involving RNAs.

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