Playing with RNA for Important Developments

Written By The Midland Certified Reagent Company

While just about everyone is familiar with DNA, most aren’t as read up on another important building block of life known as RNA. If you’re in this group, keep reading. We’ll discuss the important role RNA plays in your body and how modern geneticists are learning to use it for far greater means.

RNA stands for Ribonucleic Acid. Amongst other things, RNA is in charge of coding, expressing, decoding and regulating our genes. So genes contain a certain amount of instructions and our RNA is in charge of reading it and making sure our bodies follow those instructions.

Fortunately, nowadays, scientists have found out how they can artificially instigate RNA synthesis. This is important because the synthesis process is what gets RNA to work with DNA. Through this process, life is created. One of the major developments in this process is known as antisense oligonucleotides.

The truth is, as much as we know about RNA, we still don’t fully appreciate how much it can do. Or, rather, we don’t know how much we can do with it. The fact that we can now make artificial nucleotides to experiment on, though, means we’re about to get a much better idea in the near future.

Our understanding of RNA is integral to learning how it can be worked with in order to develop life-altering results.


The Midland Certified Reagent Company has been adding to the gains of modern science since 1978. Amongst other things, they have done tremendous work with both page purification and oligonucleotide synthesis.



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