Scientists Introduce Simpler, Faster CRISPR

An international team of researchers has made CRISPR technology more accessible and standardized by simplifying its complex implementation, according to the Baylor College of Medicine.

The simpler, faster CRISPR, which is presented in the journal Nature Communications, offers a broad platform for off-the shelf genome engineering that may lower the barrier of entry for this powerful technology.

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“CRISPR technologies can be programmed to target specific sequences of genetic code and to edit DNA at precise locations, thus allowing research scientists to permanently modify genes in living cells and model organisms to explore gene function in the laboratory, including genes associated with human disease,” said co-first author Dr. David Marciano, instructor in the Olivier Lichtarge laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine.

Read the story on the Baylor College of Medicine website.