Posted by on January 25, 2018 9:05 am
Categories: Crispr

C2C2: A single-effector CRISPR protein

Broad Institute researchers Omar Abudayyeh and Jonathan Gootenberg describe a new CRISPR system that targets RNA, rather than DNA. The new approach has the potential to open a powerful avenue in cellular manipulation. Whereas DNA editing makes permanent changes to the genome of a cell, the CRISPR-based RNA-targeting approach may allow researchers to make temporary changes that can be adjusted up or down, and with greater specificity and functionality than existing methods for RNA interference.

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