RNA interference (RNAi): by Nature Video

RNA interference (RNAi) is an important process, used by many different organisms to regulate the activity of genes. This animation explains how RNAi works and introduces the two main players: small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) and microRNAs (miRNAs). We take you on an audio-visual journey, diving into a cell to show how genes are transcribed to make messenger RNA (mRNA) and how RNAi can silence specific mRNAs to stop them from making proteins. The animation is based on the latest research, to give you an up-to-date view.

If you’d like to know more about the structures and processes you see in this video, check out the accompanying slideshow: http://www.nature.com/nrg/multimedia/rnai/animation/index.html

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32 thoughts on “RNA interference (RNAi): by Nature Video

  1. I like this video cause it at least attempts to show a bit of the chaos that's taking place in the cell. Every other video makes things look nice and organized and it's super misleading and less interesting that way imo!

  2. wow, so amazing, that these self-replicating self organizing self correcting machines all started by a process of chemical natural selection whereby the first proteins formed by chance and by more sheer chance created the first cell membranes, DNA and mitochondria. Just WOW!

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