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"Science of RNA Biology - Advances to New Therapeutic Modalities"
Presented by Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D. - Institute Professor and Professor of Biology Member, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research MIT

Interventions targeting RNA processes and RNA-based therapeutics employing short double-stranded RNA and mRNA represent an important new class of therapeutic modalities. These were developed by translation of earlier fundamental science and engineering research, including genome sequencing, and have created new opportunities to meet major challenges in healthcare. This history will be discussed briefly, then new insights shared about another possible step in this journey—the role of RNA in regulation of transcription and gene expression.

Reception will follow the talk at Forbes Mezzanine, 1-9580

The Dean’s Lecture Series is intended to showcase high caliber research and high impact topics in clinical medicine and related biomedical fields. The presentations will be targeted to a broad audience of investigators and trainees from multiple areas of clinical medicine, public health, and life science research, as well as for interested members of the university community and the public at large.  The George D. and Freida B. Abraham Foundation are sponsoring this series.

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