In this module we will describe the methods and effects of RNA interference on the gene expression and explore methods for studying the RNA interference.
At the end of module, you will be capable to:
a) Define RNAi
b) Distinguish between siRNA and miRNA
c) Describe the methods of RNAi
d) Describe methods employed to study miRNA expression
e) Describe potential applications of the RNAi research
Spend some time browsing via or entering searches on miRBase, a website that maintains a database of the miRNA sequences and targets.
Outline a simple experiment you may carry out in your own research by using a piece of information.