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Everything You Need to Know About Crispr Gene Editing

December 5, 2017View for printing

In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene editing. It involves the precise cutting and pasting of DNA by specialized proteins--inspired by nature, engineered by researchers. These proteins come in three varieties, all known by their somewhat clumsy acronyms: ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPRs. But it's Crispr, with its elegant design and simple cell delivery, that's most captured the imagination of scientists. They're now using it to treat genetic diseases, grow climate-resilient crops, and develop designer materials, foods, and drugs.

So how does it work?

Megan Molteni ... ne-editing/
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