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RNA interference

noun

Definition of RNA interference

  1. :  a posttranscriptional genetic mechanism that suppresses gene expression and in which double-stranded RNA cleaved into small fragments initiates the degradation of a complementary messenger RNA; also :  a technique that artificially induces RNA interference



1998

First Known Use of rna interference

1998


Medical Dictionary

RNA interference

noun

Medical Definition of RNA interference

  1. :  a posttranscriptional genetic mechanism of various eukaryotes (as plants, fungi, nematodes, and mammals) which suppresses gene expression and in which double-stranded RNA cleaved into small fragments initiates the degradation of a complementary messenger RNA; also :  a technique (as the introduction of double-stranded RNA into an organism) that artificially induces RNA interference and is used for studying or regulating gene expression




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