Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute Florida campus have refined the already state-of-the-art gene-editing system CRISPR. The new improvements boost the ability of CRISPR to target, cut, and paste genes in human and animal cells and helps to address the concerns of off-target gene mutations raised in a recent study[1]. What is CRISPR? CRISPR is short…

DNA is a critical part of cells, the instruction manual for building them. While DNA is well protected within the cell nucleus, damage does occur; therefore, DNA repair is absolutely essential for cell function, cell survival, and the prevention of cancer. The good news is that cells can repair damaged DNA, but the bad news…

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