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Gene silencing: approaches, applications and updates

Shiv Sanjeevi Sripathi

Arcler Education Inc
We turn off switches every day-can we turn off a gene or a group of genes? Sounds exciting? Read ahead. Researchers are using the property of RNA interference to silence several genes that have opened up the use of siRNAs in the analysis of the various genes that are involved or implicated in diseases. This book is a concise presentation of RNA silencing: the mechanisms involved have been discussed along with figures. The various patents, research strategies and the market for RNAi-based therapeutics have also been presented for the readers to understand the exact scenario in this one concise book that will “silence” your questions!
Author Bio
ShivSanjeevi Sripathi completed his Masters in Biotechnology from Mumbai University in 2008. He was awarded for academic excellence in both his Bachelors and Masters for securing second rank in Mumbai University in 2006 and first rank in his college: Kishinchand chellaram College. For his Masters he secured first rank in his college KET's V.G.Vaze College. He qualified CSIR and NET and and TOEFL in September 2008. He then worked on a stem cell project at the Specialized Centre for Cell Based Therapy (SCCT),KEM Hospital at Mumbai on a project entitled, : Isolation & detection of stem cells from Human Umbilical cord/ amniotic membrane" following which he worked at Junior Research Fellow at Microbiology & Cell Biology Department, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from August 2009 to November 2011. The field of work involved cloning of cell wall genes and transcription factors in E.coli & M.smegmatis. As a writer, he has authored and co-authored 25 books with Delve and Arcler International Press. He loves to read and share on interesting aspects of life sciences in books. In his free time he loves to travel and explore ancient customs and traditions.