Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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RNA Interference

Technique that shuts down the function of a gene in a research organism, similar to the physical gene knockout mutation technique, but that only neutralizes specific RNAs, thus aborting the expression of the gene, and effectively shutting down the function of the gene that generated them.

See posttranscriptional gene silencing.

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