Examples of RNAi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alnylam is a pioneer in a drug technology called RNA interference, or RNAi, that silences genes that play a role in disease. Joseph Walker, WSJ, 3 Aug. 2022 Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals’ therapies trigger the RNAi mechanism in cells to reduce the amount of a target protein produced. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 May 2022 The company also entered into an agreement with PeptiDream to develop peptide-small interfering RNA (siRNA) conjugates aimed to deliver RNAi therapeutics to tissues outside the liver. Trefis Team, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 Daryl Gohl, group leader of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center Innovation Lab, was among the researchers who sequenced the genome of the zebra mussel, published in 2019, and is now working on the RNAi project. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, 30 July 2021 Unfortunately, oral administration of RNAi therapeutics has been hampered by physiological barriers in the gastrointestinal tract. Chao Yan, Scientific American, 17 June 2020 The plant kills its pest by taking advantage of RNA interference (RNAi), which is an innate genetic mechanism to suppress gene expression found in many species. Christie Wilcox, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2015 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1998, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of RNAi was in 1998

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“RNAi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/RNAi. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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