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Emory Team Uncovers Small Molecule that Boosts RNAi Silencing; Effigene to Sell Tech

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

By Doug Macron

A research team led by investigators from Emory University this week published data showing how a novel cell-based assay technology, licensed to startup Effigene Pharmaceuticals, was able to identify a small molecule that could enhance siRNA-mediated mRNA degradation and endogenous microRNA biogenesis. (more…)

Class of antibiotics can enhance gene-silencing tool

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

A way to turn off one gene at a time has earned acceptance in biology laboratories over the last decade. Doctors envision the technique, called RNA interference, as a tool to treat a variety of diseases if it can be adapted to humans

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