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2017

CRISPR & Genome Engineering

GTCbio | August 16th, 2017

CRISPR (Clusters of Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a specialized region of DNA comprised of two distinct characteristics including presence of nucleotide repeats and spacers. The term CRISPR is used interchangeably with CRISPR-Cas9. Cas9 (CRISPR-associated) is a protein that acts like molecular scissors cutting strands of DNA. It is basically a system inherent in…read more