RNAi: How siRNA Molecules Inhibit mRNAs


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Which of the following is NOT a function of RNAi?

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1. Which of the following is NOT one of the ways that RNAi is being used in genetic and medical research?

2. What is DICER?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

RNAi and its functions are reviewed by this quiz and worksheet. Other topics related to DNA are also covered by this quiz and you will need to answer questions about them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can begin this quiz when you are prepared to answer questions that deal with:

  • Functional genomics
  • siRNA

Skills Practiced

One of the best ways to improve a skill is to use it. With this quiz you will be practicing abilities that include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on RNAi
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the functions of RNAi
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about how genetic and medical research uses RNAi

Additional Learning

The opportunity to learn more about this subject awaits. The lesson associated with this quiz, titled RNAi: How siRNA Molecules Inhibit mRNAs, includes information designed to teach you about:

  • DNA research in the 1990s
  • Andrew Fire and Craig C. Mello
  • Cells where RNAi can be found