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11/03/2017

‘Base editors’ open new way to fix mutations

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CRISPR has vastly simplified the ability to edit DNA, but there’s one thing this new technology is not particularly good at: fixing what are known as point mutations, the cause of many human genetic diseases. Now, two new papers, one in Science and the other in Nature, describe a tool called base editing that borrows heavily from CRISPR and excels at correcting the point mutations.

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