RNAi: Slicing, dicing and serving your cells – Alex Dainis

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RNA, the genetic messenger, makes sure the DNA recipe gives your cells exactly what they ordered. But sometimes that means inhibiting some other RNA that got the recipe wrong. This process is called RNA interference (RNAi), and it acts as a self-correcting system within the complicated genetic kitchen of your body. Alex Dainis explains the importance — and exciting potential — of RNAi.

Lesson by Alex Dainis, animation by Cinematic Sweden.

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