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Dicer

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A protein, originally identified as the product of the Dicer gene in Drosophila, that trims double-stranded RNA molecules to form short interfering RNAs (siRNAs) or microRNAs (miRNAs)....

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microRNA

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A small RNA molecule that is encoded by a cell and can ‘silence’ the expression of a particular target gene within the cell (see RNA interference). miRNAs bind to target messenger RNA...

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RNA interference

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(RNAi) a mechanism, either natural or the result of biotechnological manipulation, by which RNA suppresses or interferes with the expression of a gene or genes. Its possible role in...

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