Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello won the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Their work centers around selective interference of RNA molecules to keep some genes from expressing. This work could go a long way to treat genetic disorders. In fact, animals with chronically high cholesterol from genetic defect were treated with this technique, and disrupted the gene’s mechanism, reducing the animal’s cholesterol to normal levels.
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