Science Milestone: RNA interference

Conserved across plants and animals, RNAi is a powerful mechanism with tremendous therapeutic potential.

What do variegate petunias and blood cholesterol-lowering biologics have in common? Scientists used both to discover RNA interference (RNAi), a mechanism for using RNA to regulate gene expression. Today, RNAi is a powerful technology for developing effective therapeutics for a range of conditions, including neurological and cardiovascular diseases.

Explore this milestone article from Drug Discovery News to learn how scientists discovered the mechanism of RNAi and developed this technology into a robust therapeutic platform.