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Gene blocking method

United States Patent Application

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The invention relates to methods of regulating gene expression, e.g., to turn on or off, or up or down gene expression in an organism when and where desired, without the toxic side effects usually associated with other contemporary methods, such as those toxic side effects caused by introducing compounds that do not naturally occur in life.
Davidson, Eric H. (Pasadena, CA), Smith, Joel (Lacanada, CA)
California Institute of Technology (Pasadena CA)
11/ 526,303
September 25, 2006
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT [0002] Work described herein was funded, in whole or in part, by Grant No. DE-FG02-03ER63584/T-103017, from the U.S. Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.