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What is RNAi?
RNA interference (RNAi) is a biologic process in which certain double-stranded RNA molecules inhibit the expression of disease-causing genes by destroying the messenger RNAs (mRNAs) of those genes. It reflects a new approach in the development of specific and powerful therapies to treat rare diseases, viral infectious diseases, chronic liver diseases, and cardiovascular disease. RNAi has the potential to treat these diseases by silencing some of the most well-validated, yet previously inaccessible drug targets.
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Dicerna is using RNAi to develop therapies to address unmet medical needs in diseases involving the liver, including rare diseases, viral infectious diseases, chronic liver diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. Our lead product candidate, DCR-PHXC, is in development for the treatment of patients with primary hyperoxaluria.
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