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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization obtains United States patent.

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Campbell, Australia) has patented methods and means for efficiently downregulating the expression of any gene of interest in eukaryotic eukaryotic /eu·kary·ot·ic/ (u?kar-e-ot´ik) pertaining to a eukaryon or to a eukaryote.


pertaining to eukaryosis.

eukaryotic cells
see cell.
 cells and organisms are provided. To this end, the invention provides modified antisense and sense RNA RNA: see nucleic acid.
 in full ribonucleic acid

One of the two main types of nucleic acid (the other being DNA), which functions in cellular protein synthesis in all living cells and replaces DNA as the carrier of genetic
 molecules, chimeric genes encoding such modified antisense or sense RNA molecules and eukaryotic organisms such as plants, animals or fungi, yeast or molds, comprising the modified antisense and/or sense RNA molecules or the encoding chimeric genes. (US 7,576,262)
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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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