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Anonymus 04-05-2014 09:02 AM

Can RNAi treat recessively-inherited genetic diseases?
 
RNAinterferencehasbeeninvestigatedforitstherapeuti cpropertiesintreating diseases.ProtocolshavebeendevelopedtouseRNAitotrea tdiseasessuch asmacular degeneration,Huntington’sdisease,andsomeformsofcan cer.The interestingthingtonoteis thatthese above-mentionedgeneticdiseasesarealldominantly-inherited;thatis,theyresult fromtheeffectsofonemutantallele.Noresearcherhasyet attemptedtouseRNAitotreat recessively-inheritedgeneticdiseases.ExplainwhyyouthinkthatRNA icanbeeffective against dominantformsofadiseaseandnotrecessiveforms.

Jon Moulton 04-16-2014 06:09 PM

Re: Can RNAi treat recessively-inherited genetic diseases?
 
It depends on the disease.


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