Morpholino antisense oligonucleotide

Antisense oligonucleotides are small pieces of DNA which can bind to a specific piece of genetic code and change how the code is read. They are termed morpholino if the small pieces of DNA have been chemically modified so that they are not easily degraded by the body. They can be used as a ‘molecular patch’ to overcome small errors in the genetic code, or to block parts of the gene.

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