Web Date: May 13, 2016
Nanomotors swiftly silence genes
The promise of short interfering RNA (siRNA) is that it can be harnessed to turn off harmful genes in the cell. The difficulty is getting siRNA into the cell in the first place. In a new approach, nanoengineers have driven siRNA into the cell on acoustically-propelled nanomotors, silencing genes faster and more completely than with current methods (ACS Nano 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b01415).
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