Advances in an area widely regarded in scientific circles as the next big thing - RNA interference (RNAi) - will be the major focus of a CSIRO-hosted conference on the Gold Coast in September.
The chairman of the Horizons in Livestock Sciences conference, CSIROs Dr Tim Doran, says RNAi research has major implications for plant, animal and human health.
"Since RNAi was first described in the 1990s, the technology has been rapidly adopted in laboratories around the world," Dr Doran says. "RNAi can be applied to a range of research problems - the key areas being a way of controlling disease and a tool for gene identification."
Bill Stephens | CSIRO
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