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RNA (ribonucleic acid) [ENGLISH]

RNA is a molecule which is chemically similar to DNA and carries a matching code. RNA is the intermediary molecule that cells use to translate the information found in genes into the corresponding protein the genes encode.


Molekyl bestående av en enkel sträng DNA. Används i cellen som en sorts avskrift av gener då olika protein byggs upp. RNA utgör också arvsmassan hos en del virus, t.ex. HIV-viruset.


Resources and references

Definitions have been translated into the Swedish language from the following sources:

  1. 1. American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy Glossary
  2. 2. Clinical Trials Information System
  3. 3. EMA Glossary of Regulatory Terms
  4. 4. EMA Medical Terms simplifier
  5. 5. Glossary of Terms used in EU Clinical Trials Register
  6. 6. Glossary of Terms U.S Food and Drug Administration
  7. 7. National Human Genome Research Institute “Talking Glossary of Genomic and Genetic Terms”
  8. 8. The Glossary for Advanced Therapies Regen. Med. Dec 2020 Vol. 15 No. 12 Suppl. 1
  9. 9. Toolkit For Patient Focused Therapy Development Glossary

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