|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Root, DE, Hacohen, N, Hahn, WC, Lander, ES, Sabatini, DM|
The discovery that RNA interference (RNAi) is functional in mammalian cells led us to form The RNAi Consortium (TRC) with the goal of enabling large-scale loss-of-function screens through the development of genome-scale RNAi libraries and methodologies for their use. These resources form the basis of a loss-of-function screening platform created at the Broad Institute. Our human and mouse libraries currently contain >135,000 lentiviral clones targeting 27,000 genes. Initial screening efforts have demonstrated that these libraries and methods are practical and powerful tools for high-throughput lentivirus RNAi screens.