Gene Editing Methods
Gene Editing Usages
New gene editing tool reduces errors by nicking DNA not cutting
As important as the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool has been, it has a relatively high error rate, which can introduce potentially harmful mutations. Researchers in Germany have now developed a more refined tool that reduces errors by nicking DNA instead of cutting it.
Researchers allegedly create a new 'controllable, reversible' gene-editing method in China
"Cas13 can degrade both target and non-target RNAs at random," making it difficult to design experiments and interpret results when using Cas13, the researchers explained on the CAS website. But "the CRISPR-based gene editing tool does not permanently change the genome, and the effects of editing are controllable, reversible, and safer," he added.
Gene editing makes bacteria-killing viruses even more deadly
The viruses are engineered to damage essential E coli. genes.