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10 RNA Therapeutics Companies To Watch In 2019

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10 RNA Therapeutics Companies To Watch In 2019
10 RNA Therapeutics Companies To Watch In 2019

RNA interference, or RNAi, is a natural mechanism present in living cells that selectively “turns off” or “silences” the expression of a specific gene, thereby affecting the production of a specific protein that contributes to disease. This cellular mechanism was discovered in 1998 by American biologists Andrew Fire and Craig Mello, and they were awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 2006 for their discovery.

Scientists are leveraging this naturally occurring mechanism to prevent or treat diseases.