Definition of CRISPR
Note: The CRISPR segment encodes, via transcription, short RNA sequences that pair with complementary sequences of viral DNA. The pairing is used to guide an enzyme to cleave the viral DNA and prevent further infection.CRISPR, he learned, was a strange cluster of DNA sequences that could recognize invading viruses, deploy a special enzyme to chop them into pieces, and use the viral shards that remained to form a rudimentary immune system.— Michael Specter
Note: The technique is sometimes called CRISPR-Cas9 , which includes the name of the enzyme that cleaves DNA.… an incredibly fast-paced field in which laboratories around the world have used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit genomes of a wide range of cell types and organisms.— Jennifer A. Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier
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