$10,000 Prize for siRNA vs. Morpholino Comparison

Jon D. Moulton jmoulton at gene-tools.com
Thu Jan 6 17:08:04 EST 2005


$10,000 Prize for siRNA Versus Morpholino Comparison

The recently completed Human Genome Project uncovered many thousands of 
new genes.  To understand the functions of those new genes researchers 
are increasingly turning to sophisticated new tools designed to 
specifically knock down the activity of any selected gene.  However, 
many of the tools being used for these gene knockdown studies suffer 
from serious flaws which obscure and befuddle the experimental results.

On the premise that it is important for scientists to have rigorous 
comparisons of both the merits and the flaws of the tools available for 
gene knockdown, GENE TOOLS is sponsoring a competition to directly 
compare key properties of two leading gene knockdown types: siRNAs and 
Morpholinos.  This competition is open to all individuals and groups 
worldwide.  Phase 1 research proposals are due 1 March 2005.  There will 
be 5 Phase 1 winners, and then a $10,000 grand prize awarded to the 
Phase 2 winner.

Details of the competition are at: www.gene-tools.com



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