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What does 'selective silencing of genes' mean?

I dont understand it
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Certain genes get turned off. They are not expressed.
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Certain genes get turned off. They are not expressed.
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If you've studied knockout organisms, that's usually how they're modified. By silencing (i.e turning off) genes, or altogether removal of genes in some cases.
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If you've studied knockout organisms, that's usually how they're modified. By silencing (i.e turning off) genes, or altogether removal of genes in some cases.
no, we havent studied that yet
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no, we havent studied that yet
Ah okay no worries then just wanted to make a connection in case it helped you understand better
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