Nature-inspired CRIPSPR enzymes for expansive genome editing

Nature-inspired CRIPSPR enzymes for expansive genome editing

In nature, bacteria use CRISPR as an adaptive immune system to protect against viruses. Over the past decade, scientists have been able to successfully build this natural phenomenon with the discovery of CRISPR proteins found in bacteria, the most widely used is the Cas9 enzyme. In combination with a guide RNA, Cas9 is able to target, cut and degrade specific DNA sequences.

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