Researchers use CRISPR to edit DNA outside of the cell for the first time

Researchers use CRISPR to edit DNA outside of the cell for the first time

Wilmington, DE, April 19, 2018 - Scientists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute have developed a potentially breakthrough CRISPR gene-editing tool. It could allow researchers to take fragments of DNA extracted from human cells, put them into a test tube, and quickly and precisely engineer multiple changes to the genetic code, according to a new study published today in the CRISPR Journal. Investigators at the Gene Editing Institute, which is part of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care, said their new "cell-free" CRISPR technology is the first CRISPR tool capable of making...

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