ea0007s50 | Molecular Endocrinology Workshop | BES2004
, Sharp P
Now that the sequence of the entire human genome is known and the number of predicted genes is estimated, the next challenge is to assign biological function to each of the genes. A new and very powerful way for exploring gene function is offered by RNA interference (RNAi). In this method, the introduction of double-stranded RNA identical in sequence to that of the gene of interest inactivates the gene or, more precisely, 'interferes' with its function.T...