UNSW research has uncovered a ‘jumping gene’ which is vital for quickly suppressing an immune response to infection after a virus clears the body.
RNA science has significant potential to treat cancer genetic and autoimmune diseases – making critical contributions toward advancing human health.
Director of the Institute, Professor Pall Thordarson says the RNA revolution is just getting started.
It’s hoped NSW’s first RNA pilot manufacturing facility will spearhead a commercialised RNA industry in the state.
The definition of a gene has evolved since the term was first coined in 1909 and needs updating again in the light of recent findings, writes Dean of Science, Professor Merlin Crossley.