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University of Illinois-Chicago: First Hi-Res Images of Active CRISPR Enzyme Will Help Improve Genome Editing

Jul 10, 2019 - Targeted News Service

[TNSmedicalresearch] -- The University of Illinois's Chicago Campus issued the following news release:

For the first time, scientists grappling with how to improve the efficiency of CRISPR technology -- a gene-editing platform that uses an enzyme called Cas9 to precisely cut and edit specific sequences of DNA within a live cell -- have captured atomic-level, three-dimensional images of the enzyme before and after cutting the DNA.

The images provide new structural information on how t...