The NIH could see its budget slashed by $5.8 billion (approximately 19 percent), while the EPA could see a $2.6 billion budget cut (around 31 percent).
May 20, 2002|
RNA silencing processes result in the sequence-specific degradation of RNA and effective post-transcriptional gene silencing. In the May 17 Science, Hongwei Li and colleagues from the University of California, Riverside report that Flock House Virus (FHV) is both an initiator and a target of RNA silencing (Science 2002, 296:1319-1321).Li et al. observed that B2 gene of FHV resembles a plant virus gene encoding a silencing suppressor. Expression of the FHV B2 protein in plants prevented RNA silen